Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I admire his passion--a lot of people say that he's got an attitude problem, but I think it's just an extreme love for creation.
I love the Pinocchio story. So, he's saying that in order to be a "real boy" he needs his soul mate. Famous psychologist Carl Jung also wrote about this in theory and called it the anima and animus. The unconscious male seeks to find his anima, which is his suppressed feminine side. And women are in search of their animus, which is their suppressed male characteristics. Jung believed that we are constantly in search of our opposite to feel complete. Read more HERE.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
In this Today Show interview Dyson talks about Martin Luther King Jr.'s last sermon he ever wrote, "Why America May Go To Hell." King was depressed, tired, borderline narcoleptic and a smoker. I can only imagine the frustrations he must have felt.
Read more HERE.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I started to do a little internet research and came across the story of monk Crediton Devonshire. In the 7th Century he was traveling around teaching the word of God and would use the fir tree to explain the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
The fir tree became an adopted symbol of Christianity and in the 12th Century Europeans would hang the tree from their ceilings. Read more HERE.
Another story suggests that the Ancient Egyptians started the Christmas tree trend when the winter solstice came (around December 20-23), Egyptians would bring palm leaves into their home to symbolize the victory of life over death. Read more HERE.
Some believe the Bible points to the origination of the Christmas tree:
Jeremiah 10:1-5 (King James Version):
There are many more cultures that were speculated to use the "Christmas tree." Regardless, I think it's lost meaning in our current society--seems like people just do things and buy things because it's "tradition."
 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
What' s remarkable about this story is that Parks never intended on changing the law. "I did not get on the bus to get arrested; I got on the bus to go home," said Parks.
Daoists believe that water is the perfect symbol for change because although water seems soft, it will eventually erode stone. Parks was already part of the river. She worked as a secretary at her local NAACP chapter, worked with the NAACP Youth Council as well as the Voters League. If she wasn't apart of this river chances are nobody would have cared that she got arrested for not moving to the back of the bus. So, if we all find our rivers and stick with them you never know what you can personally alter in the future.