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I love math. It's the first thing I wake up to every day. My alarm clock makes me do math until it shuts up :D
I guess it was because I was like 'wow, that's exactly how I feel at times but I've never been able to verbalise it quite as effectively as that'. Doesn't just apply to death, but also other emotions I tend to feel. Just because it's not shown and I don't like to make it into a big drama doesn't mean I'm not deeply affected at the core, maybe more than others who appear to be upset on the outside.
When someone gets inside my mind and is able to explain things like that elegantly when I can't, I feel, well, a bit naked and
Svidrigailov once said something that's stuck with me - lack of emotional expression is not the same as lack of emotion, or something like that about the disconnect between our internal emotions and the outward expression of them. What @MeMyselfandI said reminded me of it, and my statement sort of spiraled off from that.
I imagine if people could learn to accept that disconnect and recognize when someone isn't expressing emotion vs. just not feeling it, we'd probably all be a lot healthier for it. It'd be particularly nice if the people who think particular feelings are "appropriate" or "inappropriate" for a situation (which is usually based on what they would feel in that situation) understood that. I don't remember the precise wording, but @Stephen once phrased something quite nicely about how emotions aren't good or bad - they just are; it's how we react or respond to them that is good or bad. (Feel free to correct me, Stephen.)
Er, segue check.
"guess the (clothed) body part" was enough for me.
I'm still waiting on those chocolate buttons, by the way.
I'm retiring from PerC for personal reasons. I will not be back.