Oh, come off it! Only I could visit my own web-blog thingy and be this visitor number!! I mean, c`mon, its a joke right? Right ? Seriously, I thought it was hilarious actually, I mean, I fully realize the magic no. is only three sixes but it makes it even more daft to visit on the fourth one does`nt it??
And so, staying with a “dark” theme throughout I was thinking about pain. Yep, pain as in emotional or physical and how we describe it to someone else when we`re suffering from it….I mean, you cut your finger, mutter an expletive or three while stammering about how much the thing hurts and then you just kind of shut up about it don`t you? But you`ve not really described the pain involved? You did`nt say something like, “oh crap, that cut in my epidermis is real sharp and stinging like mad”! One of the best ways I`ve seen it described is when someone you know, who is quite averse to swearing, suddenly lets rip with a serious volume of expletives about it. Then you know how much its hurting them! Yet if you were to try and describe the opposite..pleasure…it would seem to come across much more effectively as we tend to liken pleasure with a myriad of other seemingly “pleasurable” experiences that we have all shared somewhere along life`s line. Do you know what I`m getting at here as its all a bit “out there” somehow but I think very true. Pain to us as individuals is incredibly hard to describe somehow.
I realize too that at this moment many people everywhere are in pain and yet if you asked them to write out what it actually feels like it would be just as hard as the pain is! It is a real difficult sensation to describe, obviously we all have different thresholds of our feelings and yet pain is the one I personally would find very difficult to describe to someone else. I know in hospitals and doctors they ask whether the pain is sharp or dull and things like that but it is`nt either of those in a lot of cases…it just…hurts! Weird!