Stress kills. It is what is behind disease and misery, at the root of what keeps us awake at night, feeling anxious and not getting the most out of life. No matter the trigger, how the body responds to stress is always the same.
A shot rings out. Another follows. Then the sound no civilian should be made to hear. . .the sound of automatic weapons. The sounds of running, shouting, and terror fill the air. It’s unfathomable and yet becoming all too familiar.