So alike...  

ByteChaser2 52M
2834 posts
4/4/2006 7:53 am

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6/21/2007 2:33 pm

So alike...

If there's one thing in the Universe that never seems to change, it's how the most diametrically opposed pair can be so "The Same"...

There for a while, I just shrugged it all off to the old axiom "Opposites Attract". That is until I began to see the striking, almost spiritual similarities that just seem to materialize out of the ether. Similarities that no longer oppose in a yin-yang swirl but that superimpose themselves like those cellulose cartoon photo plates. At first glance appearing to be exact copies of the other yet subtly different under the closest scrutiny. Pictures that tell a story when viewed one after the other, animating the relationship as they flash one after the next.

Still, no longer can these two lives be viewed as complementary and opposite. They really aren't are they?

Take something as simple and innocuous as a tree house. Boys have tree houses. With soap box cars, cardboard play forts and all manner of individually constructed toys, these have always been viewed as the boys domain. A burgeoning man's first stab at creating his own castle. The one spot on the face of the Earth where a boy can point and say "This is my sanctuary, my cathedral, my place in the sky where I make my own rules and lead my own life".

Whats also true is that the young girl needs to be a part of the boy's tree topped bastion. Where the boy builds the house, the girl makes it a home, using not carpets or curtains or flowery plates... But by simply being.

I had my tree house. I built it with my own two hands with pilfered wood and borrowed tools. It was my house. It was where I could escape.

She had her tree house. It was built by hands long gone and a boys imagination matured into manhood. It was her childhood, her inspiration... a place of communion and solace and mourning and joy and pain...

Each a rough approximation of a home, all odd corners and angles, splinters and gaps. Neither a home for those two missing elements. Both of us together in one or the other of those rough sawed structures would have softened the edges and cushioned the decks. Just being together in the first sanctuary apart from the world would have made it truly a home.

I thought we were so different. We're not really. We're more alike than I would have thought. And all it took was a tree house.

ByteChaser2 52M

4/5/2006 6:42 am

    Quoting ShayeDK:
    Insightful and so uniquely written!
    I really like your style of expressing yourself Byte!
    This one is a gem..
Your sweet to say Shaye I actually didn't like this one. Just seems too... un-matured (vs. immature). Came this close to deleting it. I'm glad I didn't now though

FeistySyn 51F

4/5/2006 8:32 pm

Sometimes you really surprise me... like now

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?

ByteChaser2 52M

4/6/2006 5:40 am

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    Sometimes you really surprise me... like now
Thats a good thing right?

Wait till I'm leaping out of the shadows with a hockey mask

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
4/14/2006 9:17 pm

i keep comin back to re-read this one...go figure huh?

ByteChaser2 52M

4/15/2006 10:48 am

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    i keep comin back to re-read this one...go figure huh?
mmm. Me too

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