One of them brought his brother to the furniture store so he could sit on couches and have him measure his ear height. He wanted his ears to line up with his speakers, just so.
I understand this better now than I did at the time. With Uranus and Pluto transiting my natal Mercury, my senses (ears and mind) are heightened. For example, I can barely stand current music. The voices sound machined and devoid of human quality.
Our tastes are dictated by media to a large degree. Normal is not good enough. We’ve all got to be fixed and photo-shopped.
Recently I posted part of a story I wrote, recalling a time when I was 19 years old. I was brooding to beat the band in that story. Over a man.
“Some guy,” I said.
“Are you going to tell us about him?”
“No. No, I’m not. He’s nothing. Forget about him.”
“It doesn’t look like that from here.”
I turned and glared.
“But okay, Elsa. We’ll try to not be so nosy. Right? Everybody stay out of Elsa’s business. She’ll tell us what’s going on when she feels like it.”
I looked over and nodded. “Okay. I’m sorry. I’m just trying to think.”
People rarely give the other allowance of this kind anymore. They won’t let people be human and individual. Instead they try to perfect them according to their own design and standard. I think this could be the new definition of “insane”.
Uranus Pluto has killed off the individual. I’ve seen enough. It’s time to come back up from the ashes.
What’s so hard about allowing someone to be as they are?