Once again, our burro is wringing her hands on Fecebook:
I think about this nearly every day.
In my research, the lack of LIVING IN villages (tribes) is the root cause of a PROFOUND isolation, overwhelm and deep sadness that we then attempte to ameloriate with alcohol, workaholism, perfectionism, prescription drugs, overeating and any other host of addictions designed to numb out deep pain.
We are social animals – and I don’t mean a scheduled visit 3-4 times a week. We were designed to LIVE in larger groups of caring people who share the burdens and joys of life – not alone, in couples or even the much vaunted nuclear families – and until we get back to this place, we will continue to feel empty, lost, stressed – and fundamentally incomplete.
She was examining the plight of struggling single mothers for her “research”? For the book that she couldn’t bother to finish? Did she send those women some gently used fashion magazines? I’d laugh if it weren’t so obscene.
Just how many woos are shacking up with Rain & Rainbow in their forest-y habitat?