Through the Haunted House


“The existentialists did say that life was all about pulling the victory of meaning from the jaws of senseless absurdity”  ~  Matthew Mather

“I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it.” ~ David Lynch

“I am standing puzzled, unable to decide whether the veil is really being lifted, or lowered more firmly in place; whether I am witnessing a revelation or a more efficient blinding.” ~ Ralph Ellison

“As to your Newton, I confess I do not understand his void and his gravity; I admit he has demonstrated the movement of the heavenly bodies with more exactitude than his forerunners; but you will admit it is an absurdity to maintain the existence of Nothing.” ~ Frederick the Great, [Letter to Voltaire, 25 Nov. 1777]

There is no telling why my mind is on absurdity this morning. I do, however, know what triggered it: reading about the Right Wing absurdity of the dreaded caravan from Central America. Triggers are only a snappy way of flinging you into Shadow. What you find there is a different story. Then it becomes a question of just what you are going to do with what y’all found. Some walk on right away. Some tend to gnaw on it. This morning I’m just seein’ . . . whatever. It’s been a difficult week. The prime difficulty has been a physical, belly of the beast kinda thing. Yeh, just remember that we have neurons in our colon. Think about that. Yet we have them in our heart as well. Now, all of the lesser difficulties are intimately and intricately entangled with the belly beastie thing, which is ultimately the prime expression of the field effect that addresses a specific portion of Shadow, a portion that is like all about anxiety dude. Boy howdy it is getting too hard to suppress it anymore, so coping skills are kicking into gear. Deeper issues expressed through the gut. Make this into a metaphor at your own peril. I just like to remember that ya jest gotta get out the same way you got in. That does not mean backtracking. The way you got in was by following a natural cycle, natural current, that will carry you on through to the other side . . . it’s like riding through the Haunted House at Disney World. Wait, what?! No, it’s not. Or is it? Yeh, it is.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.


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