Torturer and prisoner

Phakyab understood then how important it is to put our sufferings into perspective, to not lock oneself in a painful past that indefinitely extends the ordeal.

Because when that happens, we become our own torturer.

– taken from an article in tricycle



McDunn is always worried. He isn’t sure why he worries so much, and this uncertainty worries him a lot. He thinks there’s something wrong with his head.

But since worrying has been such a big part of his life, McDunn also worries about the day when there would be no more worry. That’s the day, he believes, he starts dying.

And so, he keeps on living with his constant worrying about worrying.


Steve is in the office. He is in pain and suffering.

Bumped in the chest an hour ago by a rude passer-by, the incident disturbed and angered him so much that he kept revisiting that split-second experience in his mind.

His chest doesn’t hurt. He suffers from a headache.