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Humiliation. Tasting ashes and day-old vomit.

by accidentaltourist on November 12, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It roils around in the stomach like bad Chinese food and burns in the flesh like a deadly tropical fever. The thing about humiliation is, we usually set ourselves up for it. We engage is some behavior that is ill-advised, potentially unhealthy for our minds or spirits, and ultimately we are destroyed when we get burned.

Bitter-tasting indeed. And yet....how often do we learn from our mistakes? Someday, perhaps I will.


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