Our relationship with anything is a mirocosm of our relationship with everything.
When I look around me, there are so many man-made objects, you almost start to believe the world is human-centered. It is easy to imagine that all the objects we see around us are a product of a dream. Someone dreamt that a fax machine could exist, and invented one. Someone else dreamt a design, and someone built it. I dreamt I needed one, and I bought one. My bedroom is filled with other people’s dreams combined with my own.
When you get out of the city, you wonder about the things man did not directly have a hand in…the old tree, the blue sky, the ocean, the mountains. Who dreamed them?
There is nothing new under the sun. Everything I write is a product of someone else’s dream, plus a little of the One that dreamed the trees, the sky, the ocean, and the mountains. How else can it be? Is the One fully expressed in each part? Perhaps the Dreamer exists in everything, and is just wearing different clothes! Clothes of granite, clothes of flesh. If that were true, I could dream anything!
Today was a beautiful sunny day, and I took my Steven Pinker book to the park to read in the sun. I forgot, however, that whenever I spend time sunbathing, I require an extra 2 hours nap that day. I woke up from my nap at 9:30pm, to this eerie sight in my room, caused by the LED screen from my scanner backlighting my floor lamp.
Bucking the trend: A town in England wants to de-globalize and stimulate its economy by instituting its own currency.
Fashion 50 years ago: I predicted in high school that t-shirts would be out of style in 50 years. I still have 40 years left on my prediction.
Bubbles as passion
T-shirts as fashion
Slicing the apples
Blow out the candles
Spicy and smooth
Get in the groove
Laughing and dancing
Feeling a song
Staying too long
Missin and kissin
Chat in the kitchen
Naughty and nice
A fresh look on life.
Watching TV, you get the impression that the 2 biggest scenarios that create dysfunctional adults in our country are sexual abuse and parental divorce. These 2 items seem to affect a large portion of the population. I believe 1 in 3 women is the statistic for sexual abuse, and about 50% of marriges end in divorce.
Thankfully, I have not personally endured either affliction, however I am interested in the effects. Inappropriate sexual contact seems to effectively disconnect a person from their body. As one former child prostitute in Atlanta said, it takes away your feeling of ownership of your body. This seems to be very difficult for most women to reclaim once taken, not to mention the trust/justice issues as many times it happens at the hands of a family member.
I suppose parental separation stirs up all sorts of insecurities, from personal safety & security issues to trust/justice issues–feeling that others can and will withdraw love & acceptance from you.
I’m not sure where I’m going with this post, but I feel that these are 2 important areas for us to improve in as a society, in terms of both healing and prevention.