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Comfortably Numb

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To the average person, a little bit of numbness doesn't sound too awful. At least there is no pain if the tactile sensation is missing. Right? 


Hello? Hello? Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?

When we don't feel the pain, we should probably be happy. That means there are no active lesions; the MonSter is napping and our bodies are getting a well-deserved break. Right?


There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

Maybe we need to relent, abandon ourselves to the sensation of a total lack of sensations. Then there would be nothing to complain about. Just allow the MonSterk that sense of victory; then it will leave us alone.
Just a little pinprick
There'll be no more, ah
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go

But that's not the game played by multiple sclerosis. MS wants to suck the life out of its victims, teasing us into a false sense of security while cocooning us into the seduction of a pain-free existence. 
There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
I have become comfortably numb
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: David Jon Gilmour / Roger Waters
Comfortably Numb (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Concord Music Publishing LLC

It would be so easy to succumb, to become comfortably numb. That's what the MonSter wants. As long as we are at its mercy, the MonSter wins.

That's not what I want out of life. I refuse to bend to the inanimate forces of a silly disease. I may not be certain of my life purpose, but I'm pretty confident that this is NOT it.
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I'll keep my Pink Floyd tunes on the stereo.

Stay safe. Stay strong.



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