Monday, December 24, 2012

pain

tomorrow, i'm going to write a lovely post about this beautiful christmas season and the joy of christ's birth.

today, i'm going to write about pain.

pain: definition: physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.

burning.
itching.
aching.
cramping.
stabbing.
light.
pressure.
heavy.
searing.
nausea.
raw.
sharp.
sore.
stiff.
stinging.
tender.
dull.
excruciating.
gnawing.
throbbing.

this is only a partial list of adjectives describing pain.

both of my sisters are in great physical pain today. and it is very hard for me to see them hurting, unable to offer them relief.

how can god bear to see his children in pain?
how do parents watch their children suffer?
how does the body knows it's in pain?

pain is unnatural. foreign. different than the normal feelings. because it is novel it alerts the mind to its presence.

it hurts. that's what we say. that's how we describe how much pain we are in. i don't feel good. another phrase used. sometimes we use the scale 1 - 10. but it's nothing compared to actually going through it.

and pain for each person is different. some people have a high pain tolerance, others low. what hurts me may not hurt you. and how i feel and process pain is different than how you would feel and process the same pain.
i see friends in pain. children i work with in pain. sometimes i'm in pain.

i don't have a great way to end this post. i'm sad my sisters are hurting. especially on christmas eve. i love them. and would take their pain if i could.

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