|Carl Jung (1875-1961), who|
made much of synchronicity
And Ken fairly commented, "OK, I'll bite. Why can't I truly own something I've bought? I don't own the computer I'm using?"
And I replied, "The truth is that my statement expressed a vague intuition I was having at the time, and I can't replicate it at the moment. If it returns, along with some words to express it better, you'll be among the first I'll tell them to."
In other words, my intuition had told me that there was something illusory (or delusional) about the idea that we could "truly own something"—or "anything we can afford to buy."
|"Father and Daughter" was written |
for the children's animated film
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Trust your intuitionWell, in my case it seems to have proven to be like going fishing, but I'm not sure what, if anything, I was hoping to catch. I'm certain I wasn't hoping to catch a question I couldn't answer. (Ken has asked me a few of those.)
Its just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you get a bite [emphasis mine]
Maybe something of what I "intuited" is suggested by Simon's next four lines:
But you don't need to waste your timeThe words even refer to the terrain where advertising reigns, the market place. Simon (the father reassuring and counseling his daughter) suggests that worrying about it—focusing on what we can buy and sell—shouldn't be our highest value. It isn't going to help us survive our harshest night.
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night
If we think it is, we're deluding ourselves?
Ken, I know that's more like a poem (or a sketch for one) than an answer to your question.
Now I need to go back and work on the last paragraph of Monday's Mad Men post.