There is so much pain in this world. Too much.
That is why I am going to stay "on the surface" here and touch on the "mild to moderate discomfort" that comes before pain.
It almost hurts me that the dictionary is upside down on the book shelf.
There is so much in this life we have no control over, and much of that involves pain. But I can control how the books on my shelf are arranged. And that, in itself, brings comfort.
That dictionary was also the first birthday present Brian gave me when we were dating (that whole 20 minutes before we got engaged) and if you know me, it was the most romantic gift he could have given.
You go, hubby.
Now flip that big honking dictionary over, already...