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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Are Fairy Tale Endings True?

In fairy tale endings rapacity and greed, though temporarily successful in their attempts to exploit, in the end succumb to the organized effort of humbler beings.  This ever present theme in storytelling reflects upon the tendencies of the imagination and subconscious of humanity.  The question is:  is this pure fantasy or does it point to a realizable reality?  This yearning for justice is deeply seated and strongly desired.  Therefore, its continual presence and influence upon human history cannot be dismissed.  The simple fact is that we are inspired and deeply moved by good and happy endings.  This is bound to produce a bias in behavior that tends to create the desired reality.  We often see the march for justice as a function of sheer force and power.  In some aspects this may be true, but it is surprisingly sourced within the tender realms of imagination and deepest intimacy.  The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World is certainly true.  But so also is the fountain of life known as REM sleep: “REM sleep ... adds creativity by allowing neocortical structures to reorganise associative hierarchies…’”(Source).   In our tendency to align might with power, we may well be overlooking the mightiest yet most humble forces of all.

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