To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Nietzsch
I do think it is carrying the quest for meaning a bit too far when I suffer for my writing, but - I had some bad news the other day and was trying not to cry. I'd forgotten how your nose burns when the tears lay on your lashes and you keep them from falling. Another useful piece of life to inflict on my poor characters.
*giggles* - they must hate me.