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Dec 11, 2011

Little Things Mean A Lot

All pain is not gain. The sum is a total of the parts. A truth brought home to you when you suffer from something as innocuous as a stubbed toe. The pain almost unbearable for a while. You shrug it off with ‘it’s only my toe’. How naive can one get.

That’s when you realise how vital that tiny appendage is to your physical well-being. A part of your body you’ve never really given much thought to.

As soon as the throbbing subsides, you delude yourself into thinking that it’s going to be all right.

But you’re only being lulled into a false sense of security. As you get up the next morning, you start your day feeling this burst of energy. And leap out of bed. Only to land on that left foot, the one with the stubbed toe. And discover that your foot is a mass of nerve endings. For some seconds which seem like minutes the pain blots out the brightness of the new day.
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