Spread #85- From A Bird’s Eye View… March 1, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
…which I have to admit, is not my usual view, I see pain overtaking earth, overtaking me. It’s not my usual very own habitual pain I admittedly let linger, the one that’s always kind of there, lying in wait. No, it’s another type of pain; it’s the pain of others. It is the collective pain that comes from being a part of a group; let’s say the human race. It’s the profound sorrow and despair that are the consequences of natural disasters piling up, one on top of the other, one dismissing the previous one, not letting any pain processing take place, permitting for the rushing of intense emotional happenings. Whether individual or collective, how do we process pain, can we? Where in the world does pain go? What does it do, where does it collect, what does it metamorphose into? As an individual, to what extent am I honestly, truly, capable of experiencing unimaginable pain of a whole civilization, culture, nation, located somewhere else from where I am? Am I possibly equipped with the ability of quieting my own little pain in order to accommodate the incomparable pains of others? These questions bother me lately.