I don’t think it will ever cease to amaze me just how the human body works. Not in the biology/science type way, because let’s be honest, I’ve never been all that good at science. Amazing as in the unexplainable kind of way, like the way our body has the ability to forget pain.

The way that every time someone we know has the flu we don’t feel the need to be sympathetic, because at the end of the day it’s really no big deal, they just have a cold. A week later though, when we catch that very same cold, we’re certain that the world is ending.

Our bodies are amazing like that. One day we can be in the worst pain imaginable, yet a few months down the track, it’s all just a blur. I mean sure, we know that it was horrible and we know that it was the worst pain of our life, but that’s all it is, it’s just memories. Physically we can’t remember, because mentally our body won’t allow our mind take us back there; because if it did, then what?

If we remembered exactly how much pain we were in that night we gave birth to our beautiful baby boy, then how would he ever have met his perfect little sister?

If we remembered just how much it hurt every time we failed at something in life, then what would possess us to keep trying?

If everytime we had our heart broken, we remembered the heartache, then how would we ever find real true love?

Our bodies are smarter than we often give them credit for. They don’t make us forget pain in an attempt to take away the memories, they simply make the pain fade, allowing us to create new ones.

 

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