So that's what it is, my Dan Cho nerve-cell pathways are inflamed.
In all seriousness though, what interests me about this kind of passage is the interplay between science and souls. I have to wonder, is this all that's happening? Can these intense feelings- pain that I never knew was possible- be reduced to a scientific explanation about the neurons and limbic areas of my brain? (Isn't it insane that we have to "study" ourselves and these bodies we inhabit? Wouldn't one know one's own body if it was really one's own?) The grief books I don't really read are primarily about the more clinical aspects of grieving- so it's a process- something that can be studied. What I will go through can be charted and explained. But that is so contrary to the experience of being here- in this.
So does this pain
begin in my brain?
And did you end when your brain lost oxygen and your body broke down in that awful water.
Is that glob of gray really responsible for all of this?