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Pain probably makes us a bit godly. . . as tender love does. It makes us rue and summarize; it makes us bend and yield up ourselves.

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Source Notes: "The Threshold and the Jolt of Pain," in The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present, ed. Phllip Lopate (1994).

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