BaruchWe all want to be a part of, and not a part of ...Sat Jun 2, 2012 06:45188.8.131.52the culture we are in. Humans in general, and Americans in particular infuriate me. If I get into the group rituals (Memorial Day ... actual observance) I do feel better about it all. I am not completely misanthropic, not completely despairing of my fellow ape-men. Religion is a part of that culture. I am glad I worshipped with my ex for the years we did, it game me so much direct appreciation for Christians that I didn't have before. I still like modern Christian rock. This is all conflating with aging, with my daughter growing up. I like the Hindu notion of going off into the forest seclusion.
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- In Hinduism there are four stages ... Baruch, Sat Jun 2 20:43the student, the householder, the renunciate, the forest dwelling hermit. I am in the process of going from #2 to #3, which was accelerated by my divorce and the growing up of my daughter. If the... more
- We all want to be a part of, and not a part of ... Baruch, Sat Jun 2 06:45