Friday, December 19, 2008
Why are we cynical about woo woo? The mind that discredits or mocks woo woo is scared ignorant - that is, skeptical - of the ramifications of performing certain actions: listening, seeing, smelling, and feeling, and imagining more closely. We are systemically dispirited, wounded with the formidable power of stories ill-used. Deathly afraid. It is hard to contemplate so much surgery, cleaning and rearranging of ourselves.
Hands have it so good - look at all they have to touch and feel. We should give our feet more interesting information. They get terribly bored - aching for variation. They are meant to be articulate processors of signs and signals: hot, cold, soft, hard, wet, dry. They have incredible capacity to sift and store pain and pleasure. Instead they are given molds, overburdened with the weight of us since we stood up on two feet and moved north. I guess people who really like feet realize and address all this.