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the nature of a friend

published: 2013-02-26

A friend reminded me of something today. It was in relation to my son’s ear infection. I told her how his ear had been so painful that nothing helped. He screamed all the way to the doctor’s office in the middle of the night, and during the wait, and during the doctor’s checkup, and after. He was screaming so hard I was sure his head was going to explode.
Then suddenly, something in his ear popped. A flood of rotten stinking greenish-yellow snot-like pus came seeping out. And all was still. Perfectly quiet.
My friend remarked how wonderful nature is. She said: things always hurt most right before a breakthrough.

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