Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Moody Metaphors

A FITK re-post from January 26, 2006

Circular reasoning, OK. Circular emotions, not so good.

Or is it the other way around?

Visiting the basement of human emotions is not the nicest way to spend one’s time, but sometimes you do have to go down there and sweep out the cobwebs. Probably not the a good place to spend most of your existence—although the washer and dryer are there—and we can all benefit from taking care of our dirty laundry.

The kitchen of our emotional house is very important. The nourishment we get and give with others sustains and renews us. The living/recreational rooms allow us to spend our free time in way that isn’t so charged with the daily give and take of interacting with our fellow human beings. A study or hobby room (pictured above) allows one to retreat even further from the world into our own psyches. The bedroom, the most intimate area, gives us a place to express our utter passion, as well as falling into utter oblivion.

And then, when you leave the house, you again experience the world with all its ups and downs—the cycle starts all over again. Stimulation, boredom, activity, joy, despair, renewal and a hundred other different “moods.” When the mood ring is broken you become an emotional shut-in, stuck in the same room day after day, life loses its meaning.

By Professor Batty


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