Regular readers of what has become an irregular blog will know that 2018 was not exactly smooth sailing for CM and I. This selfie was taken after I returned from overseas and while we were going through a very difficult adjustment in our companionship. When he first viewed my drawing taken from the original photograph (below), he commented that he didn’t know if what he was seeing was my pleasure or pain. Which is pretty much what I was trying to get across about my feelings.
Some of the words to the Divinyls song Pleasure and Pain struck a chord:
“Please don’t ask me how I’ve been getting off
No, Please don’t ask me how I’ve been getting off
It’s a fine line between pleasure and pain
You’ve done it once, you can do it again
Whatever you done don’t try to explain
It’s a fine, fine line between pleasure and pain”
Note: the song is about domestic violence but this is certainly not an issue between us.