I wonder how this game would go with chronic migraines. A lot of screaming and clutching our heads?
Maybe it would make us more visible, though, eh?
And when I have vertigo this would work.
I know our facade helps us cope.
I know we use it to make our family feel better.
I know we use it socially to make people feel better.
I know we use it at work because we must.
I know we use it to hide the pain or depression.
But, damn, sometimes it just makes it seem like it makes us invisible.
Like the pain is never seen. I get stoic when the pain is high like now. I lose my smile. My laugh. I get quiet. Stoic. Numb. Doctors have commented on it. Used that exact word. Stoic. I want to tell them it hurts to cry. That releasing that emotion is like a floodgate when it starts. And it makes you feel hopeless. I want to remain calm in the face of my worst pain. In control. Because I don’t feel it.
But maybe we should Shatner them. Show them. Maybe they need the pain behaviors we have suppressed through our long life of experience.
I use my words to articulate myself. But I wonder, is it enough?