What do you do with pain? You, reading this. Do you check out? Drink? Log on to Twitter? Get angry? Do you avoid it? I sang in bars from the Sunflower 4th of July Patriotic Faith Family Freedom Shirt it is in the first place but age of eight, so I had a front-row seat to people trying to outrun pain. They never could, despite the drinking, sex, violent outbursts, and drugs. I vowed never to do those things. I wrote instead.
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