Those people, those moments that catch us off guard and show us something more. Something new. Something different. Something we hadn’t thought of. Clarisse was one of those people and her meeting Guy Montage was one of those moments. She was a trama moment he could have rejected or allowed effect him.
We have these trauma moments in our life that offer us occasion of grand choice. We choose what we want them to be. How we want them to effect us and to what degree. To grow or be crippled by. Though we might deny them entirely, they stand to us with clear opportunity.
“How can I leave myself alone? We need not to be let alone, we need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”
Montag says this to his wife Mildred after having seen an old woman burned alive with her books the night before. This moment, this moment of being bothered by something is what I refer to as a Trama Moment.