Nothing you’ve had, lost or experienced is for yourself only

Take pain for example – have you ever considered that you are chosen to experience some things so that you are strong enough to help someone else? That’s what this Charles Bukowski quote reminded me of, just as I was about to bitch and moan that it’s all too hard.

I dedicate this to the Slutwalk Joburg organisors, supporters, victims and survivors – there are far too many of you to name, but I hope this means something to you

“Pain is strange. A cat killing a bird, a car accident, a fire…. Pain arrives, BANG, and there it is, it sits on you. It’s real. And to anybody watching, you look foolish. Like you’ve suddenly become an idiot. There’s no cure for it unless you know somebody who understands how you feel, and knows how to help.” 
 Charles Bukowski