I went with the first thing that came to mind when I read the Illustration Friday theme this week.
You see, Wednesday night I had a little kitchen incident. I grabbed a dish I had just pulled out of the oven, and I burned all five of my fingers--3 kind of badly. It was pretty stupid, and it caused me a very sleepless night and a day of pain, which thankfully has subsided now.
But this isn't an illustration of that event. This is my worst burn: The time I tripped over the cord to our electric griddle/frypan while my brother and I were making pancakes. The pan fell, and by instinct, I reached out to catch it. I burned my entire right palm and a fair amount of finger, if I remember correctly (it was...a long time ago).
Given my recent event, this is what popped into my mind for instinct.
It might not have been so traumatic at the time if the pain and pancakes actually talked.
Also, I haven't had much time to cruise the many illustrations over the last few weeks' themes, so I was very surprised and honored to discover this. Cool.