A Bundle of Thoughts

I’ve been thinking about stream of consciousness and memory and how one thought or memory can bring up another seemingly unrelated one. How hearing a song can make you sad or happy and you’re not even sure why until you realize that it’s because you were introduced to that artist by someone and it’s the thought of them that makes you sad or happy. That’s been happening quite a lot to me lately.

I find the stream of consciousness fascinating and I kept meaning to just type it up one day when I’m feeling more pensive, but I always end up too absorbed by my own thoughts to write anything down. Sometimes at night when I can’t sleep, I write down what runs through my mind. Last night it was pain. How we can differentiate between different types of pain and how we describe pain: sharp, dull, aching etc.

Funnily enough, the reason I was thinking about that was because I remembered that a while back I was thinking about how emotions hurt, similarly to physical pain. And I don’t mean just negative emotions, but any emotion that is really powerful creates this sort of ache that’s nearly physical, just how any extreme stimulus is painful. Like it’s your brain’s way of telling you “Okay, that’s enough of that now. I can’t handle any more of it.” and I wonder if that’s why emotions hurt as well. If we simply can’t handle emotions that are too powerful.

I suppose this post in itself is a more polished stream of consciousness. I haven’t been reading at all for the past few days, apropos de nothing. I don’t know why, but I’ve been unable to. Every time I so much as thought about it, I felt really sad. Which is weird.

Keelhauled by Alestorm is a really cool song. I wonder why pirate songs are so awesome. Anyway, I don’t want to make this post too long, I just wanted to write some of my thoughts because I’ve just been feeling the need to tell people random things I’m thinking.

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