I am reading Eat Pray Love. Only I am not. I am devouring, relishing, tasting, experiencing it.
I am Eating it, Praying it, Loving it.
I'll write a response to it when I finish, I just have to! But not a review. Would you review the Bible? Well, I would... yes, I would, so it's a poor metaphor. I'm having the intensity of reading experience I had reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Beneath the artistic awe and the total absorption in the story, there is part of me screaming and jumping up and down "I WANT TO WRITE JUST LIKE THIS. ONLY NOT, BECAUSE LIKE ME. WHICH IS SIMILAR. OR WILL BE. BUT STIIIILLLLL. I WANNA WRITE!!!!!!!" So I'm thinking a lot while reading about a book idea I conceived a few years ago that is very, very groovy. Oh wow. Idea.. maybe NaNoWriMo? Whew: scary. (And by the way, ladies- how in the name of Johnny Depp-see below- did you do this with toddlers in your home? I can only barely fucking write a blog post with Molly here.)
When God is mentioned in a traditional context or almost any male deity context*, I approach the concept with Athiest Mind.
If Goddess is referred to, with a specific femaleness, I respond with Deep Primal Cavewoman Awe Brain/Heart/Soul.
I just sort of noticed that today. I'm kind of stubbornly refusing to delve into the athiest brainiac chick vs. moon shreiking pagan witch mama, because it pretty much utterly fails to matter. If Persephone is a story that makes me imagine that some deep part of me resonates with this lovely ancient myth, who gives a rat's ass if She is Real or she is a metaphor?
*Exceptions: mention Dionysos, and I respond much like I do to Maggie Gyllenhaal (click it. Seriously. Speaking of Cavew Woman.. grrroowwlll....)and Johnny Depp and full moons. Mention Ganesha, and my soul immediately drops to it's aether knees, assumes the child's pose and tears up in grateful reverence. Mention Hades and I think at once of a vision thing I had once with a very specific ritual I was supposed to do and have never done. I kind of think I should do the damn thing.