Dealing out and in pain
Thud, two songs that strike you in the gut. I listen to them as I write this morning.
Trent Reznor sings of the pain that reminds us we are alive, by causing suffering. In suffering, we awaken to the realities of life and are able to distinguish pain from pleasure. We awaken to who we are as human beings and to the reality of life, that we not only feel pain but we inflict it on others.
The moment pain arrives, we long for it to leave, to be numb again. Tool sings of the individual pain that we extend to others, recognizing our role in the suffering of others. We recognize the reality of our guilt as the cause, that we are at times "worthless liar[s]" who inflict pain because we feel it so deeply ourselves. As with Reznor, there is a longing for relief from the pain, through drugs or some other numbing recourse.
By Darin L. Hammond
Works for BlogCatalog, owns and writes at ZipMinis.com, and freelances as a writer and designer. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Demand Media Studios, and Social Media Today. Google
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