On A Scale of 1-10

43" x 61"

on a visit to the emergency room in excruciating pain, I was asked, "on a scale of 1 to 10" what is the pain? I said "the pain is off the scale; it is a 14" to which the nurse repeated, "on a scale of 1 to 10, what is the pain?" 

hand-dyed silk satin, neon thread, machine stitched