Life is Pain

Life is Pain

Pain has many faces: a child falling of his bike or a friend losing her grandfather. Life is full of pain, but pain is not all that life is; life is filled with many scary and wonderful things. Most of my pain leaves no marks, but it doesn’t make it any less real. Noticeable signs of pain are often less painful then they look; but some people feel pain more intensely than others.

My brother David and I after I hurt my nose
My brother David and I after I hurt my nose

Even though physical pain can look very painful; in my life nothing can compare to the hurt of emotional pain. The pain of feeling unwanted or unloved, the pain of losing a loved one, or the pain of being left out. The pain from getting a broken arm will end, but the pain of being left out or unwanted never will; every time you remember that moment, pain will be it’s companion. Moving on after deep emotional pain seems unbearable, but time heals all wounds, or so they say.

So how do we ease the pain of those we love? That has no easy answer, or at least not one that is universal. Some need space, others need family and friends around for support, others need to have fun and pretend what hurt them never happened. I personally enjoy using all three; you need space to process what has happened, support while you cry and fun to forget.

Things can happen in the blink of an eye, but for today simply remember to live and to love.

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