CM has been around for some time now. I would enjoy reading the best insights attending to what, especially highly intuitive, sensate, relationship oriented, religiously grounded persons experience on digital media. An experience that might be like taking a fish out water and then dissecting it into parts to understand it. I use this analogy because of the old adage "there are a lot more fish in the sea"
Say "there are more fish in the sea" to a person who is grieving over a deep love (mother, husband, or even pet) and they will rightly recoil at the insensitivity of the comment; despite the other person's best intentions to impart hope. Why? Because it views love from the outside, not from the inside, in a cold, dispassionate, pragmatic, and quantitative light. A scientist, engineer or business executive might see love as an interchangeable part. But, certainly a loving poet, pastor, child or parent would not.
Love is not something that can be extracted from the ocean of one's other loving relationships without some sort of violence. This, to me, is the first most terminal operation that occurs through long-distance technology. There is no need to dissect later. Death by asphyxiation is inevitable. No community. No more breath. No human spirit. No Holy Spirit. No love life.
The older generation would laugh even at this lamentation. Gone are the days of dinner table family gatherings with father, mother, brothers and sisters wittingly and wisely cross checking each other's new acquaintances. Gone are the Sock Hops, community dance halls, and family porch courtships. They would say it has been all down hill since the invention of the automobile and TV. I joked with a lady who had six brothers, "How in the heck is any guy going to get through that guantlet to win your hand?" I have some very discerning sisters at my Parish, but I thought to myself,"any lady who will pique my interest for long will have to endure my screening committee of six brothers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, and Paul".
I would like to revisit the theme of the "dissection to kill" process that happens after we all are unnaturally removed from our loving environments. I feel safe on CM. However, it does not feel like a "Sacred Environment" but it feels like a fairly safe one. I know that the experience for many women must be almost fearful. There are sharks lurking in guppy suits in these waters. My first and only direct (horrific) encounter with this predatory evil was at a Catholic university. I think the screens are sufficient here, but caution is always advisable. One only has to watch a movie like "Breach" or Vatican News to know that even the most Catholic environment is not fail safe. In fact, they invite an even greater Menace.
On that cheerful note I have to go! (sorry...never know where my writing will go..) Off to Mass! :praying: :rosary: :theheart:
I hope you are having a lovely weekend!!
I spent a lot of time commuting to Kendall last year, to Baptist Health. Over my years here, I have been able to explore a lot of areas of Miami and the Beaches, and the familiarity breeds confidence towards driving in the area (to some extent ). Overall, it has a lot going for it!
I hope you are having a lovely weekend!!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
In four years here there have been only a couple times when a profile made me actually have a concrete desire to meet someone, as opposed to just informing me that some young lady happened to check off all the basic criteria I happen to be looking for. I contact the women in the later group, to be sure, but the first is certainly more exciting! On another site I am familiar with, there are really great profiles, with lots of interesting details and anecdotes, and I often come across people whom I would like to meet, if not date since the religious aspect is almost always a problem. To be fair, it could be much, much worse than it is [speaking strictly of banality here, not about all the truly dastardly stuff out there].
(And if you have any tips on how we can improve our profiles, please pass them along! :) )