Torture is boring. That is part of its charm. The flip side of absolute pain is absolute boredom. Frustration, sleep deprivation, forcing one to think one is drowning (a particularly nasty feeling for those of us that have found ourselves lost at sea) play on one’s lack of control in the same way, in some sense, as does boredom. We were all tortured (the word loses its meaning) in different ways—how do I know? I know, for torture is not silent.
Abigal is speaking, shh1 08 2010