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Daemon
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An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
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Daemon wrote:
An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Yeah. The most pains and pleasures are come from head... What would you expect from Homo sapiens?
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:12:47 AM

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Context from:Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow


On Eating and Drinking

A full stomach is a great aid to poetry, and indeed no sentiment of any kind can stand upon an empty one. We have not time or inclination to indulge in fanciful troubles until we have got rid of our real misfortunes. We do not sigh over dead dicky-birds with the bailiff in the house, and when we do not know where on earth to get our next shilling from, we do not worry as to whether our mistress' smiles are cold, or hot, or lukewarm, or anything else about them.

Foolish people--when I say "foolish people" in this contemptuous way I mean people who entertain different opinions to mine. If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do--foolish people, I say, then, who have never experienced much of either, will tell you that mental distress is far more agonizing than bodily. Romantic and touching theory! so comforting to the love-sick young sprig who looks down patronizingly at some poor devil with a white starved face and thinks to himself, "Ah, how happy you are compared with me!"--so soothing to fat old gentlemen who cackle about the superiority of poverty over riches. But it is all nonsense--all cant. An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart. A broken finger will drive away all recollections of an empty chair. And when a man feels really hungry he does not feel anything else.

We sleek, well-fed folk can hardly realize what feeling hungry is like. We know what it is to have no appetite and not to care for the dainty victuals placed before us, but we do not understand what it means to sicken for food--to die for bread while others waste it--to gaze with famished eyes upon coarse fare steaming behind dingy windows, longing for a pen'orth of pea pudding and not having the penny to buy it--to feel that a crust would be delicious and that a bone would be a banquet.

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Wilmar (USA)
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An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.
dave argo
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:19:03 PM

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Daemon wrote:
An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


After a frivolous heart ache the aching head is bested for the worst ache by a bellyache, which is what the heart ache was to begin with.
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