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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!

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  1. September 8, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    You are right….my 6666-ish firend! Whe also haver an instant and lasting memeory of th epain, I don’t think it is th edame for pleasureable things. Theyy are vaguesly remembered as good, nice, whatever. Pain is clear and lasting.
    btw maybe you should go buy a lottery ticket since you’re having a strak with numbers.

    M

  2. September 8, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Martha : er, you could be on to something here re. the numbers..I`m off outa the door right now!

  3. reggiehudson
    September 9, 2007 at 7:24 am

    Brother Charles,
    Yep go figure, only you Bro, could come up being one number 6 beyond the mark of the beast! Pain?…….well, it’s expresion is in the Blues. Can’t lay a finger on it and it’s not a tangible reality….Yet Blues, is the ultimate expression of pain…. or just prehaps…… the release thereof. Hope all is well my brother! Bang away the pain with those guitars that God has given you.
    Trust me brother, I am one who could even make Shakespeare jealous of my poetic use of explitives when describing pain. Yet with a guitar in my hand I am humbled, and pain is released into this world as sound waves…..and I don’t give a rat’s ass if anyone hears it or not….It’s just got to be released. And I thank God for allowing me a release.

    reg

  4. September 9, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Reg : Hi Reg! Hope you`re keeping well!? “Damn Right I Got The Blues”….now where have I heard THAT before!!! Good `ol Buddy be the man! Yep, you so right about the blues being pains expression! And Thank God for it too….

  5. reggiehudson
    September 9, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Damn Right, my Brother…..Damn Right……Brother Buddy

  6. September 9, 2007 at 9:39 am

    Hi Ceeque,

    Wow, I don’t know what went wrong with the first post I made. I think it got mangled by the blogger ghouls! You are a good man for making sense of it!

    BTW did you win?

    Martha

  7. September 9, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Ah, next time the pain management doctors ask me to describe the pain for them I should get out the guitar and start singing!! Yeah boy, I bet they’d like that. Great suggestion. Great topic too Ceeque. You’re so right though, I think many are much better versed at describing the good feelings and have many more good words.

    Peace today Mr. 6666

  8. September 9, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Martha : Hi again! I was led to your 1st post thru` Akismet..I really don`t understand why it was there but it was prob having an off-day or something, anyway we got you!!! And no such luck with the big one either…

  9. September 9, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Ruby!! : Yay! Hi there!! πŸ™‚

  10. September 10, 2007 at 3:21 am

    Hi Charles. Pain means different things to different people.

    Even positive things can be painful…if you know what I mean.

  11. September 10, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Lorri : Hi you!! How are you?? Have mailed you few days back! You ok and stuff?

  12. September 10, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Charles…I don’t have an email from you in my inbox or spam folder!

    I am fine!! You??

  13. September 12, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Way to go 6666! Excellent post. Yes. Pain. Very difficult to describe. Screaming helps. Doctors try to figure out pain by asking patients to assign their pain a number from 1 -10. Hmmm…does this sound particularly helpful?

  14. September 13, 2007 at 1:18 am

    motherwintermoon : Hi there, thanks for calling by, I did`nt know Doctors asked patients to “scale” their pain! How strange, what a strange question!

  15. September 13, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Yes, Charles…a lot of doctors ask a person about their pain, from weakest to strongest, with 10 being the most painful.

  16. September 13, 2007 at 2:45 am

    It gives them a better assessment of how severe a person’s pain feels, to them (the patient).

  17. September 14, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Hey, Charles! Just think, when it reaches “7777”, you will have reached a jackpot, of sorts! LOL

  18. September 14, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    lorri : ok ok so this is the comedy half hour is it!?! πŸ™‚ How is you anyway?

  19. September 17, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Some of my thoughts on PAIN:
    Sometimes I wonder which is more difficult…….physical pain or emotional pain.
    You are right, it is hard to talk about pain, for most anyway…….but,some people make a life out of it.
    Once you’ve experienced pain, you are much more able to see it in others and are more compassionate.
    All and all it’s not something I enjoy.
    Hope you are pain free and biking.

  20. September 18, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Catherine : Hi Catherine! Hope you are well and NOT in any pain I might add!! Yes, I think pain is a rather obscure kind of subject, we don`t describe it too well in comparison to other things…and you are most certainly right about experiencing it and seeing it more clearly in others, no doubt about it….

  21. September 18, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    I think that physical pain can make for emotional pain and visa versa at times. I have had much experience with this and when I’ve gone to the pain management clinic (where I’m going today) they ask me to describe the pain and the level. It took me some time to work through exactly what the pain was and to describe it. It’s really a hard question sometimes.

    I agree with Catherine too in that we each have our own pain(s) and when we can realize that we are able to empathize with others and their pain be it physical or emotional.

    Peace and painfreelessness today.
    ~ RS ~

  22. Grace
    September 18, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    (((( Ceeque )))) Hi there πŸ™‚ Tis me, resurrected and back in Blogland. This is such a great post (and I love the 6666 thing! In numerology, “6” means understanding, sympathy, healing, empathic, and comfort – among other things).

    Pain is an interesting topic. Some people have ‘high’ pain thresholds, others have low ones. Some mystics are able to ‘transcend’ pain, and others (I like to call them ‘artists’) transmute their pain into something else.

    I agree with Ruby – long term physical pain has a way of leaking into the rest of a person’s personality. I lived with someone once who had chronic pain, and was on medication for it. Over the years, both effected his outlook on life, his way of interacting with others, his moods….

    Like all human experiences, Pain can only be described with what we have available. However, the Language of the Love has a way of understanding without words.

    πŸ™‚ Namaste, Ceeque and I hope all is well & painfree in your world….

    http://thewildpomegranate.wordpress.com

  23. September 19, 2007 at 3:15 am

    Ruby : as I said before, I did`nt even know pain levels were asked for by clinics etc which is ghastly of me! That must be so hard to “quantify”!

    Grace!! : Back in Blogland!!! Excellent news for all us fervent readers!

  24. September 22, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Pain levels are difficult to explain, at times, Charles, but the numbering system is an excellent way to get your point across to a physician.

    Sometimes one is at a level 3 or 4, nothing overly noticeable, but still painful…but when you state you are up to number 10, and often times, 10+++, it lets the physician understand the amount of pain you are in.

    My physician specialists have used that with me, often, and with friends I know.

  25. reggiehudson
    September 22, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Just checking in bro…hope all is well

    reg

  26. September 26, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Charles my friend you are so right. Why is it more difficult to explain pain or really any negative feeling. For men particularly is it we don’t want to sound like wimps, I don’t know. Sorry I haven’t been around much of late, just had so much going on.

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