Pain is an Ocean

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen writes about the way pain prevents the sufferer from imagining a different future.

Pain is an ocean with no sign of land. You look around in every direction and find nothing but more pain, as far as the eye can see.

— Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, “The Horror Stories We Tell Ourselves in Order to Live”, The Atlantic, January 9, 2024