On Migraines and Mercy

Sunday, 28 Feb 2016

"Our culture has virtually abandoned the concept of sin and replaced it with a general class of socially inappropriate behavior."
Why don't you take a few Advil?" The glaring stare this suggestion produced told me immediately I had gotten something quite wrong. My instinct to help had so far been a good one. Now my presence in the room was a problem. Speaking again was unwise; anything but silent departure, imprudent. People who don't have migraines don't understand what it is like to have one. I had no real idea until I witnessed it myself, and my ignorance led me to reconsider the times I had called my own headache a migraine. Suffering ...

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