Hi, fellows! Thanks for stopping by.
I'm one of those who gets very influenced by what he reads. I could read an article by a doomsday prepper who's saying that the 2019 Ebola outbreak in the Congo is gonna be real bad and you should buy cheaply available medical exam gloves, facemasks, and Hibiclens while you still can, and seconds later I'm ordering these products online.
Then, later, I'm left with 300 facemasks and gloves and two bottles of Hibiclens (industrial-strength Hospital soap that kills germs for 24 hours!) and I'm wondering what good it would do me if there was a breakout? What if some DRC soldier buries an Ebola-ridden corpse then jukes his way over the border to a ship, or an airplane? What if he doesn't show symptoms for 21 days and he slips through the cracks in the western world's medical examinations for new immigrants? What if he gets to Europe? Or America?
So there I'll be in my city, Ebola breaking out all around me, city (and the nation!) in chaos, and I'll have my facemasks and my medical exam gloves. Good for me, huh?
Anyway this week's page is pretty good. I had the thought last week, that the Princess's scissors and comb represented some interesting things. The scissors, as we remember, could cut off a piece of a person's clothes and the clothes would be replaced with cloth of the finest gold.
Clothes (generally) have the symbolic representation of the persona we present to the world. A policeman puts on his uniform, he is a policeman. A rich man spends $4000 on his suit to show the world he is rich. A beggar continues to wear his crusty, smelly jeans that haven't been washed for months. The scissors represents the power to change the outer persona, to merge it with the golden, the spiritual, and the eternal.
The comb could be drawn three times over a diseased and sore head and cure it, and replace it with golden hair. Hair, generally, represents ideas, our thoughts. At times we are corrupted, our ideas are diseased. The comb represents the power to change our internal ideas and unite them with the eternal and the spiritual, the valuable.
I read Marie Louise von Franz's book about interpreting fairy tales and it's come in handy.
Thanks for visiting, fellows! I hope you come by next week, the story's getting interesting!