By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Three vintage experience tales, reminders of either the romance and the truth of the pioneer period of aviation: evening Flight; Wind, Sand and Stars; and Flight to Arras. advent by means of Richard Bach. Translated through Lewis Galantière and Stuart Gilbert.
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It tasted as anesthetic as it looked, clear and cooling. But the pain seemed to be drinking, too, and as it drank, it grew bold and began to mock and turn on me. “I think I am not feeling well,” I announced, puzzled, and went downstairs to bed. My right side refused to fall asleep. It throbbed, reminding me of a horror movie I saw once, in which a transplanted limb is still possessed by the angry spirit of its original owner. I slipped into Kurt’s room to look in the long mirror. I turned at different angles, but my right and left shoulders looked the same.
No single discipline seems adequate to address or represent pain, because every lens through which one tries to examine it—personal, cultural, historical, scientific, medical, religious, philosophical, artistic, literary—fractures pain into a different light. ” What is pain whose place in life is so central? To unravel its riddles, we must look at the ways in which pain has been understood and interpreted. These understandings seem to fall into three basic paradigms. First, there is what we might call the premodern view, in which pain is never simply a bodily experience, but reflects a spiritual realm suffused with meanings and metaphors, from the pain-causing demons of ancient Mesopotamia who spread their wings wide, to the Judeo-Christian tradition in which pain begins with the expulsion from Eden.
I continued my conversations. I thought of it as a brush of mortality, a reminder that these parties could not go on forever. Light began to fill Kurt’s bedroom, and pain filled the house of my body like smoke. I thought of a deer I had seen once as a child on a hiking trip in a summer nature camp. Its leg had disappeared beneath a tangle of roots. As our troop came near, the animal began to thrash, making a huge rustling noise, twisting its neck in desperation. Our leader made us stand back as he went up to examine it.
Airman's Odyssey by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry