I posted some thoughts to birdsite about the spirit world. I’d love to hear your thoughts here if you find this interesting: https://twitter.com/mykola/status/1087725341152559106?s=21
@mykola First, thank you. I appreciate your thoughts & ideas. While I may quibble with how they are presented -- twitter (and even Mastodon) present ideas in fractures (I still prefer a fully realized & polished piece of writing) -- I understand why you chose your medium. To me, spiritual stories transcend politics & culture; they inhabit our souls & speak of our natural connection with each other, our struggles, our memories of those who came before us, our beliefs in a greater force. Peace.
@mykola This really resonates with me - I like the framing of stories using us to write themselves. (My partner is doing a lot of Jungian reading for class and this seems to be in line with that school of thought!)
For me - I was a Christian as long as that story, however problematic, felt like it resonated for me. Then once I felt "popped out of the story" (my words) I could no longer participate. It had become a story that didn't speak to my heart anymore.
@compostablespork yeah I think that's right. That's interesting, the gravity of the story... did you ever watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Remember the ghosts in the high school from a murder/suicide in the 50s forcing students to re-enact it? That's a pretty good way to think about it, huh?
@mykola Maybe one day! I have super limited access - we're currently still, slowly, slowly, working our way through West Wing by DVDs from the library. It's taken over a year but we're finally to season 6!
My partner is really tough to watch TV with though, I wonder if she would like Buffy. Anything that's a comedy is right out. She's American but somehow missed the dopey comedy gene. Everyone told us to watch The Good Place and she was hating it so much. She's kind of a pain, lol.
@compostablespork oh dear, okay, so Buffy is not a comedy. It's a monster-of-the-week 90s feminist horror and romance serial with shockingly good writing for its time that holds up in most ways today.
XFiles but with adorable and lovable rapscallions in place of agents of the state.
It's hilarious and heartbreaking and basically identified toxic male nerds as the Big Problem 20 years before the rest of the world caught on.
@mykola I want to see it so bad!
Maybe she'd tolerate it... I haven't had great luck with monsters with her either, though...
Meanwhile she just came home from our local indie cinema because I have zero capacity to watch the heartwrenching independent films she loves.