A particular ache that is the surviving reminder of some part of you that has been walled off in a last-ditch, desperate firebreak-like method of containing anguish. When you bury a part of your soul or emotional self deep, deep down in order to avoid the raw, sharp, iron-tanged jolt of pain that would otherwise accompany every single instance of your conscious attention traversing its naked and weal-like intrusion into your psyche.

Sometimes such an amputation is reversible, and later in life you can develop the ability to exercise or experience this emotion with something approaching sanguinity; however, in other instances the amputation can be terminal, and nothing short of strong drugs or therapy involving amperage will ever work loose the scar tissue in your brain under which this particular facet of human existence has hidden itself.

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