Regarding pain

Photo by Richard Hines

Photo by Richard Hines

  • Not of others as Susan Sontag wrote, but Regarding the Pain of Ours no Regarding Our Pain no Regarding My Pain.
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  • Today just two quotes because the Wikipedia is better on this than the Vicipedia which will also be getting some new entries in the next month.
  • Pain is always new to the sufferer, but loses its originality for those around him.
  • Alphonse Daudet, La doulou: (la douleur), 1887-1895 (Paris: Librairie de France, 1930) p. 16; Julian Barnes (ed. and trans.) In the Land of Pain (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002) p. 19.
    There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.

  • Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher
  • The Idea Factory


    My angels are ideas that never stop, even when I’d prefer to rest. My angels are an idea factory. I have ideas as often as most men under 50 think about sex. I’ve had to reconsider the possibility of how many ideas I need to research, resource, and realize. So I will pen them up instead on my first new page on this site in years – The Idea Catalogue.

    Victor Enns writes poetry, reads,and reviews fiction. Boy (Hagios 2012) was published in May, and Lucky Man, (Hagios 2005) was short-listed for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.

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