If you really had to sit down and think about your pain, put it in to a character perhaps, what would it look like?
I follow Rarasaur’s blog and seeing her dinosaur got me thinking. It’s a fun, cute character and I think depicts her as a person so well from what I know by reading her blog.
I have seen so many amazing artists pictures, depicting pain and thought “oh wow I can relate to that so well”.
But for once I would like to have some more control over my pain, and by this I mean, if I personify my pain in to a character I can dis-attach itself from me in a way, make it mine, rather than it making it me, does that make sense?
I see my pain rather than being something demonic or evil (thought believe you me sometimes it is hard not to think that), I think of it more as something mischievious, naughty, starts to get in to places it wasn’t allowed to go, didn’t ask permission. Sometimes it behaves, sometimes it doesn’t and I need to keep an eye on it, communicate with it, treat it as an an entity I need to listen to yet not let dominate me.
I have two children, and my eldest is very empathic to my pain, far more so than anyone else in the house. I spoke to him about this and he offered to make a graphic character to depict my pain, he was in fact very keen to do so.
And so I give you P.I.T.A, as made by my son, I think this character is very good, you can tell he would get out of control, but isn’t vindictive.
Some of you may have worked out that P.I.T.A stands for “Pain in the ass!”…yep that is my P.I.T.A