Short shrift?

My friend, may I ask you a question? Perhaps, if pain were a commodity like money, clothing or an automobile would it be easier to bear it? But pain is no mere commodity upon which we can chant this adage and go our way. Pain happens but pain is not chance. Could it be that pain, I am afraid, has gotten indeed gotten pretty short shrift when all is said and done?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.