April 23, 2007

Pain

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain but pain is something to carry, like a radio. It's all in how you carry it. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.

When Jim Morrison said this, he had no clue what he was talking about. It’s not about hiding; it’s not about showing how strong you are; it’s about keeping it safe from people who will not understand. Not even friends.

Pain hollows out our heart. Pain fills it up again with our own tears. Pain makes us do the unthinkable. Like the Titan of an era long gone, pain helps us to even challenge the Gods. But unlike him, the Gods do not punish us. Pain does it by herself. Every day we wake up with a new spirit and then slowly, pain gnaws away at a part of our heart. A sudden phone call, an offline message, we bear them all.

The nights. They are ours. Not to hide the pain. But to realize that pain is the greatest tribute one can give to the times that were.

We meet to create memories, we part to preserve them.

3 comments:

Surendra said...

Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you...

You get this feeling about pain only when you don't have any pain.

CJ said...

the post is good... but the last line is brilliance :)

Dhruv said...

>>Every day we wake up with a new spirit and then slowly, pain gnaws away at a part of our heart..

So true! So true.. I almost sit and wait apprehensively for it everyday..