and then Mark says... "My only problem with The Love Boat is how - in each episode, someone says 'I love you' to someone they just met within the last 3-5 days and they suddenly decide to get married. Imagine how much that show has contributed to the divorce rate?! Of course, if they actually get over themselves they could probably make it work and that would be pretty great story for them, but, you know, just saying - it takes a certain willingness to be honest with yourself to make that kinda thing work."
and then Patti says... "No doubt."
Sometimes - when things go missing, it is only a symbol of change. What comes into our life for a season, leaves when we are ready for the next adventure.
"Most people feel powerless when they discover it takes effort to change; it takes letting go. Letting go - even of things that no longer serve us, makes us feel unstable. We tend to blame others for making us feel powerless, hoping to deflect our own sense of responsibility for choices we have made and choices we must make but have prolonged.
Don't look in a mirror if you're not prepared to see your own reflection.
Don't smash the mirror for showing you the truth."
Regressions, PG 87
The history of laundry.
We are responsible to create our own lives of purpose.
Super Full Moon In Pisces: The Emotional Apocalypse
...and then Jeff says, "That is why people like apocalyptic movies - they sustain the fantasy that life could be different than what they have allowed normal to become. Isn't that crazy, that people need some kind of apocalypse before they take ownership over their own life; before they stop spending their days at a job they hate to pay off a mortgage to the bank that proves nothing but their willful resignation of freedom?"
...and then Mark says, "Ouch."
If you want things in your life to change, you must be willing to change things in your life. Opting out of any situation is always an option. This is what it means to love and honor yourself. Resentment, bitterness and blame can all indicate that we are avoiding taking personal responsibility.
"All the spiritual mumbo jumbo aside, essentially it (Regressions) tells the story of all the ways it could go wrong."
It's way easier to hold ourselves up to the standards of others then to set them for ourselves. I see the appeal. It sounds like less work, but ultimately we can never be satisfied because we will always fall short our potential. The only reason it seemed like a good idea is because we can be pretty lazy.
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,