...the idea that words, like a pen or a knife, and be used for good or bad, better or worse, to wound or cut or to heal. It's simply dependent on the intentions of the user...
So this time last year I was visiting one of those alternative metaphysical stores, a pleasant diversion when I'm out running errands. And I got to talking with the store owner. The space was small and quaint and fit right in with a small, quaint homey atmosphere of the neighborhood. She was very inviting and smiled a lot. She was the type who welcomed anyone into her environs, with open arms. Acknowledging this, I should have immediately recognized that her shop would end up being community meeting place, attracting just the same type of open people, radiating the same type of energy. The store was popular, even receiving a bit of a rush of people midday midweek.
We talked for awhile. And then another regular customer walks in and immediately greets the store owner with a gracious hug and kiss on the cheek. I realized this was a normal greeting in this very friendly neighborhood--not unexpected. The man eventually greeted me, but not in such a familial manner, mainly because I hesitated. I'm sure he felt my reluctance.
I then stood back, glanced at the nearby books, and listened to their conversation. They caught up on each other's lives--all of a day and a half that they missed out on.
The regular then abruptly turned to me and handed me a sheet of colored paper.
"Are you going to this?"
The sheet of paper turned out to be a flyer advertising a speaking engagement for an author scientist? spiritualist? philosopher?, Masaru Emoto. He was on a world tour at the time, and that night he was demonstrating his findings, and promoting his books, his Messages from Water series and at the time, Water Crystal Healing: Music & Images to Restore Your Well Being had just been published.
What are his findings?
Emoto professes that if "human thoughts are directed at water before it is frozen, images of the resulting water crystals will be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the thoughts were positive or negative. Emoto claims this can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water." "[Wikipedia]
I never ended up going to the event. And now I regret it a little. But maybe all I needed to hear was that introduction--the idea that words, like a pen or a knife, can be used for good or bad, better or worse, to wound/cut or to heal. It's simply dependent on the intentions of the user.
And how does this relate to comedy? Well, it should be obvious.
I suppose this is why I never liked sarcasm, the biting kind. There's playful sarcasm, which is used for flighty, goofy humor. But then there's the kind that's at someone's expense--cutting, biting, hurtful. People hide behind sarcasm to mask their own feelings. That kind of sarcasm never sat well with me.
So in the spirit of this post, I've decided to post some audio. Sadly, no it's not my voice or my comedy. But it is a great song that I love dearly. And the title should reveal why I'm posting it. I hope you'll enjoy it, too!
If you like the sound, support the artist and buy Versus (2001) album: Kings of Convenience site Astralwerks.
Masaru Emoto's Bio on his Official website, HadoLife
Weight of our words - Kings of Convenience
And, HAPPY HALLOWEEN, ya'll!
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