|Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 08:53 pm: |
ChrisHayden: Babygirl, Ya gotta suffer. No pain no gain.
Babygirl: Reminds me of that line from The Five Heartbeats, "Donald Matthews will be a great writer when he has suffered more..."
I would imagine that in some instances, the primary determinant of which sensation is considered which comes from your own value system, and your own interpretations of what is going on around you. There is but a fine line that comes between pleasure and pain, and sometimes your mind will tell you that something is hurting you, even as other parts of your being are thoroughly enjoying what is going on, wherein what you are experiencing is pleasure in its ultimate form and really not pain at all.
With respect to my own artistic endeavors though, I firmly believe, pain will stifle your greatness, while pleasure will lift you up and help you to soar. But then, that's MY thang!
But I look forward to reading Dashiell Hammett and perhaps, changing my mind.