Monday, February 19, 2007

Pain We Obey

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. -Marcel Proust
I've been dealing with chronic pain from endometriosis for 15+ years. A little more than that, maybe. I can't say that my pain is my constant companion. It comes and goes. Today is one of those "comes" days. I carry tension in my jaw, clench my hands so tightly my fingernails leave dents in my palms. No great insights today, folks; just thought I would share my favorite Proust quote. Even in agony I can be pretentious. It's a gift.

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