Lets be WE!  

ByteChaser2 53M
2834 posts
12/11/2005 1:07 am

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Lets be WE!

So... here's the thing. Onions make me cry. And it's been said that people are like onions. Well... ok. If thats what keeps you from chewing PAXIL like tic-tacs... then you go on and get some. I'm ok with that...

But... There's always a butt...

The onion analogy to explain the complexities of a human is flawed. Here's why.

You've all seen an onion right? Sure you have. Unless you grew up under a rock somewhere on a high mountaintop. Anyway... an onion has layers and they all cover this little center hidden way down inside. If you want to see that inside core, some will contend, you must first peel away the outer layers.

Ok, at first blush, this sounds plausible when you attempt to superimpose the human condition onto it. We all have this center core. A soul if you like. That thing that is the very epitome of You. And through a lifetime, layers get added, covering this center core.

And here's where it all starts to smell... ummm... like an onion.

I agree that we spend a lifetime covering this little bit of up. We DO build this shielding cover, a layer, that serves to protect the real us but who in their right mind would decide to hide a layer with another layer?

sj - shh... just lalala for a minute and listen cuz I know exactly what your thinking...

You'll contend that this protective layer has lost it's use or is weak... That our little centers need to be protected by a better shield - so we add a layer.

Nope. sorry... that doesn't wash. After all, why not just discard that layer and create a new one? It's like slapping on new paint over already peeling paint right?

So, sitting here, watching the onion theory fall apart before our eyes... but also knowing that our core needs protection, how else could we explain it in analogy?

I swear sj... you'll be surprised at the end. just keep reading ok? lalalala

Puzzles! Thats it! Thats the ticket - or is it? hmmmm... lets explore this one.

If we can agree that we shield us with "something", and that this "something" isn't just a single thing that gets switched out and replaced when it's lost it's utility, then we can extrapolate that this shield is the sum of many bits and parts.

And these pieces all fit together and compliment each other, making the whole (shield) stronger than the sum of it's parts - a puzzle. Oh, and it just happens to mesh exceptionally well with another of my ravings from a couple months ago...

Who, What & Why or perhaps more specifically, How many lives can one man live?.

See where I'm going with this whole puzzle thing?

See in the onion analogy, one had to peel away layer after layer to get to that me deep down under protected cover. Unfortunately, when you get that last layer peeled away, the me is completely vulnerable and exposed.

Noooo sorry. Not in my lifetime.

But say you find another person who you trust. You want to allow that person to see whats hidden behind the shield... well, you just pick one or two of those puzzle pieces up and set them aside. They get to see that piece that you want them to see.

Making sense now?

Are you sure? Or could it be just as one among us has suggested:

"its like ya GOTTA have that analogy LOL
part of your charm"

We're not onions or puzzle covered enigmas... We are just WEQuit using analogy, allegory and allusion to explain it all and just BE

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
12/11/2005 9:44 am

"... but also knowing that our core needs protection..."
so our cores are mush? thats why they need protection?
ahhhh, so maybe we're all apples with mushy cores!

well then, if we're apples just call me delicious.

SJ *giggling but NOT lalalaing* happy to just be

ByteChaser2 53M

12/11/2005 9:50 pm

Oh sure Katey! Thank you for being

ByteChaser2 53M

12/11/2005 9:52 pm

LOL sj - well, I suppose it's enough your not lalala-ing

But why would a core automatically be mushy? Trying to tell me something?


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