Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Existentialism of Hurt

Hurt Locker has been an interesting cultural phenomenon, and for me, not the least of reasons is that the word "hurt" is very potent.

I hurt. (transitive)
I hurt. (intransitive)

Sometimes, the best way to hurt (both in the transitive and intransitive senses) is physically. Physical pain can assuage emotional suffering. I believe this now.

Toward the end of last week I compulsively exercised. Two lifting classes in 12 hours, a one hour run, horse-riding... And I compulsively ate. Sound of body, sound of mind. Both sounds are soft today but in perfect pitch.

Now, for the PSA:

If you or someone you know hurts, spend a day with The Littrells.

A Day With the Littrells from Ill Iterate on Vimeo.


Jimmy said...

That's very touching

Anonymous said...

nothing cures the hurt quite like random sex.

secret admirer said...

let's have sex to forget. (transitive)
let's have sex to forget. (intransitive)

ryan said...

for some reason the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs has always really pleased me. I first learned those words while playing mad libs in junior high-- I love words that are both transitive and intransitive, they are like secret skeleton keys.

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