I write, therefore I am.
Some people say pain is relative. They claim an earache, a bumped funny bone, and a broken leg can all be excruciating or no more than a tickle according to the subject’s threshold. I happen to disagree, at least beyond a certain point. For me, there is some pain that has the capacity to hurt anyone. An amputation with or without anesthetic, for instance, or a bullet in the chest. Pain of that nature is tangible even though it can’t be seen, like the presence of oxygen. Pain that fervent is beyond refute.
–by Courttia Newland