Posted 12-09-2002 at 12:18:57
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Hello everyone, My friends call me the advice queen. So since everyone was so nice to me when I needed help I thought I'd give a little as well.
Are you square or well-rounded
God gave us everything round and within it we can find life. I have given a great deal of thought to these phrases and believe they are an analogy for our culture. As a result I would like to share a story that has been shared with many. As with many stories its' origin is obscure, yet its' message is omnipotent.
Imagine young people piling off a Greyhound bus, then moving into an amebic shaped circle and then hearing this story...
Circles and Squares,
When you awake most mornings, the first thing you hear is the buzz of yoursquare alarm clock. You lift your head from your square pillow and turn off the noisy square box. Then you get up from your square bed and step onto your square rug and go to a square chest of drawers and get out your clothes. Then you go to your square door and down a square hall to a square room and open up a square cabinet and get out a square box of cereal. Next is a quick trip to the square refrigerator to get a square carton of milk. You sit at a square table and enjoy your square meal. Now it's time to go to your square car and ride to your square school where you go to a square room and sit at a square desk and read from a square book. At home that evening you watch a square TV. Then you go to your square bed and begin the routine again.
In the natural world you won't notice many squares. What you will see is circles. It seems that all of nature holds the circle as the shape of choice...
A bird makes its'nest in a circle.
A tree grows in a circle.
A round boulder tumbles, ever downward towards the sea and eventually becomes
a rounded pebble on the beach.
The Sun is a circle.
The Moon is a circle.
The Earth is a circle.
The Seasons flow in a circle.
Life flows in a circle.
Indigenous people, all over
They make their drum in a circle, they dance in a circle, they build their homes in a circle...the circle is more than a shape, it is an understanding. The sad truth is "people tend to destroy the things they do not understand."
I hope you understand