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Mon, Feb. 1st, 2010 12:16 pm
The undiscovered continent needs a festival!

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(Anonymous)
Mon, Feb. 1st, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)

"We fail because we make important life-seasonal transitions secretive, leaving them for individuals to discover and cope with in solitude (perhaps with the aid of therapy or art or the occasional parental lecture) rather than providing something as joyful as a festival or ritual for it."

Absolutely. I'd love to live in a world where the sexual Xmas trees happened and were cute and fun, and not scary/pervy/shocking. In my family, which is all girls, we had a 'first bra' ritual that involved a fancy tea in town as well as bra-choosing, and it's now happening with the second generation, which is also all girls. I don't know what we'd have done for boys. The historical option of first sword and pair of breeches might not go down too well these days.


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milky_eyes
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)

thats great you agreed to this one... becuase I am going to disagree. but I have to say, I think we are both right... and I also really enjoy the Japanese highlighted roles and rituals... but...

I dont thik 'we've' failed. I think 'we' have internalized our rituals.. and also left the door open to these arcitypal passages and situations to relate to us, in and at our very own time... no longer harness to a large culture's rigid timeline, we are allowed experiences in a much more personal way... for those that are 'lucky' (and by lucky I mean in touch with themselves and there own process).

For the lost masses... well... we are a culture without...
just a big pile of mush.

beautiful photos... make my heart swoon.


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