Pain & Suffering

Giving Our Life to Dead Things

Waiting is the hardest part, sang the late, and pretty stinking great, Tom Petty. I’m feeling that lyric lately. I’m going through some major changes involving some brontosaurus-sized decisions. And, as you know, scientists have proven through complex formulations that change sucks. Even good change can stink up the bathroom. Most of my friends also

The Past Hurts

The people that hurt us leave scars. Curves of shiny thin skin that catch the tips of our fingers as we run them down our arms. They make us pause and rub them gently as we recall how we got them. If we’re not careful, we’ll look up to find the sun setting and wonder

How Not to Die Inside

I dated a girl I went to high school with years after high school was a dark black

Hurt People Hurt People

The causes are a complicated series of emotional and psychological abuse, faulty beliefs about my right to have emotions, and pain avoidance, to name a few. I spent years trying to avoid the reality of pain by numbing myself. Then, (surprise, surprise) I woke up numb, disconnected almost completely most days from my emotions. I

Today We Weep

It’s emptiness in the center of me. My brain is stuck in second gear, and I’m numb. People

In Touch With Pain

We all have pain. It’s one of the strings that run between us. Tied in an infuriating knot around each of our hearts. So, when we encounter someone else pulling away from the sensory overload of life in pain, it should tug us toward them. But we run from our own pain. We pretend it