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Faryn Balyncd

(5,125 posts)
13. Powerful...thanks.
Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:20 AM
Jan 2013




...But the new mythos has not yet emerged. We will abide for a time in the space between stories. Those of you who have been through it on a personal level know that it is a very precious – some might say sacred – time. Then we are in touch with the real. Each disaster lays bare the real underneath our stories. The terror of a child, the grief of a mother, the honesty of not knowing why. In such moments we discover our humanity. We come to each other’s aid, human to human. We take care of each other. That’s what keeps happening every time there is a calamity, before the beliefs, the ideologies, the politics take over again. Events like Sandy Hook, for at least a moment, cut through all that down to the basic human being. In such times, we learn who we really are.











K&R DeSwiss Jan 2013 #1
... xchrom Jan 2013 #2
Yeah, but if you happen to realize this consciously you are thought insane if you mention it Fumesucker Jan 2013 #3
nicely put. nt xchrom Jan 2013 #5
Yes, well put. I might add, "and the man claiming to have sight would be king and he'd poke out the rhett o rick Jan 2013 #19
ive known "America" was a farce sense birth willhe Jan 2013 #4
they talk about freedom in the world but dont want it for everyone in america. Flashmann Jan 2013 #7
+1. SammyWinstonJack Jan 2013 #8
The 1% want and have unlimited freedom, supported by the blood and guns of our soldiers. nt valerief Jan 2013 #10
What we're really trying to free from the clutches of the despots Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #26
Exactly right. Everybody born into any of the underclasses always knows that the stories are lies. Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #34
Please...Like all of us, you didn't know anything "at birth". whathehell Jan 2013 #36
K&R newfie11 Jan 2013 #6
Bloody well written! nt Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #9
Isn't it, though? Delphinus Jan 2013 #20
autoxchromeDURec KG Jan 2013 #11
I grew up believing it too. zeemike Jan 2013 #12
Powerful...thanks. Faryn Balyncd Jan 2013 #13
Other than someone feeling depressed, does the author offer any concrete examples? randome Jan 2013 #14
It's not unproductive to arrive at the scene of a massive automobile accident obamamyprez Jan 2013 #18
Did you read it? tama Jan 2013 #22
at the same time live outside of America JCMach1 Jan 2013 #15
It angers me when lessens learned are allowed to fall by the wayside... socialindependocrat Jan 2013 #16
I grew up in a bubble that lasted until elementary school obamamyprez Jan 2013 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author rhett o rick Jan 2013 #21
Eisenstein is a rare bird. GliderGuider Jan 2013 #23
Another piece by Einstein JReed Jan 2013 #28
True. But change happens superpatriotman Jan 2013 #24
Charles makes that point in his talks GliderGuider Jan 2013 #25
Equality only looks equal to one looking down on others. n/t RKP5637 Jan 2013 #27
All of America is based on myth JReed Jan 2013 #29
Our brains are not the boss! nt gulliver Jan 2013 #30
I adore Charles Eisenstein. Question for those who click on this post.... OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #31
+1 xchrom Jan 2013 #32
We have finally qualified and quantified our very existence Rex Jan 2013 #33
Yes! whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #35
k/r marmar Jan 2013 #37
K&R woo me with science Jan 2013 #38
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