I’ve been having some fun in my altered book. Sunday’s cosmo prompt filled in one side of the spreads hide-away page.
This morning I came across a Facebook post of a David Suzuki quote (text below in case you can’t read my mediocre handwriting):
The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity—then we will treat each other with greater respect. Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.
The flower challenge for Monday morning was a rose.
I watched the show as a girl. Barbara Eden was the luckiest woman on the planet in my youthful ignorance. Pretty clothes and a neat place to live…cushioned and pink.
I’m sure the show was pitched to a studio as “a modern day Alladin’s lamp, with a girl as the genie.”
Not mentioned was the stripping away of the context of the original myth (which was a bit screwed up on its own but intended to exist as a short-lived parable teaching the listener to be careful what they asked for.
Also without mention was the misogyny of having a scantily clad woman pleasing her master, and imprisoning said woman in a bottle when he didn’t want or need her for something.
I hope Barbara Eden at least cleaned up financially.
Full disclosure, I watched the documentary “This Changes Everything” yesterday. Now I’m reflecting on my youth and shaking my head over the time I wasted glued to the tube.