Thursday, September 05, 2013

Back After a Few Days

It's been close to four days since I've posted anything on here. Been busy with building a pole barn, canning garden produce, and just being dad. I've noticed my day goes better when I put something on here. A few thoughts and a quote below.

I think I've figured out the 50 Shades of Gray phenomenon: people are craving ritualistic sex.

It's the third day of school in these parts. It has caused me to reflect a bit on my school days some 30 years ago. Reflection: School would have been a whole hell of a lot more interesting if we would have been introduced to myth, the gods, and the other world. In other words, spent a lot more time on mythology than we did. Michael Meade has said no learning takes place unless psychology is involved.

"One always thinks you get your ideas from the masters, the mentors, the teachers. I found that ideas are connected with eros, and that where the eros is alive, the two work together. That's a crucial part of all the work. We always had parties surrounding it all. Eros is the whole key."--James Hillman, pg. 580, The Life and Ideas of James Hillman


airth10 said...

What's a "pole barn".

Curt said...

You build the frame to your building out of poles or timbers that are either sunk into the ground (We did this out of 4" x 4"'s.)or bolted to a concrete pad above the ground. In other words the main structure of your building is made out of poles. I don't know about your part of the country but they're everywhere around here. They're usually sided with steel sheeting and have a metal roof.