|Photo #1: CC Jean Stimmell|
These photographs taken in Kittery Maine: 4/6/13
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Back to the Future: Daydreaming with Jung
Daydreaming at Sea Point Beach at low tide,
watching water draining slowly down a gully,
meandering this way and that
yet flowing inescapably to the sea,
brought this thought to mind:
Indeliably engraved into our western minds,
evolution is depicted by two universal images:
either a fish flopping up on land on flimsy fins
to become the first land animal;
or the image of a series of primates,
each, in turn, standing more erect
until the apex which is us.
Why not a third way, I imagined,
a sacred path to a new stage of evolution,
where we humans turn our back on technology
and start marching back to the sea,
becoming less rigid and erect as we go,
until merging once again with our mother.
I was amazed to spot two human figures in the distance,
hunched over in their journey, heading toward the sea.
It turns out, they were First Americans,
iron workers brought east to build the new bridge.
They were in awe at their first glimpse of the sea:
Going back to their beginnings
turning over rocks like little children
in search of exquisite treasure.
In summary: what can I say except Jung was right:
There is no such thing as coincidence!