Signals



As mentioned before in the text “Who am I?” various signals shall be elaborated so that the reader can create her/his own image as to the ways we may encounter these signals. A number of examples will follow in order to clarify this.

A person ponders for months on a relationship she/he is in. The partner seems to be increasingly distant and doesn’t seem to take the time anymore to spent quality time together. All kinds of thoughts arise taking hold of the person in such a way that a sense of unhappiness increases. Am I doing something wrong? Is there someone else? Doesn’t he/she love me anymore? These and other thoughts make life more difficult and unbearable. Despite this burden the person doesn’t dare to entrust anyone with these thoughts. Worrying about this during a walk she/he suddenly notices a crow, sitting on a fence, seems to be looking at her/him. The first thought that pops up is the image of an aunt who, in family circles, is called the crow. Then he/she remembers that the aunt got her nickname because she acted fiercely once she found out her partner had an affair. Now the person knows, the aunt is the designated person to trust and to seek council from.

The text above is an example of a signal where the crow symbolizes the aunt who may offer help. Though it doesn’t solve the problem, it offers the person something to relieve the pressing load by sharing it with someone.

The next example pictures a person who doesn’t feel right and cannot explain why. His body tells him something is wrong or lacking. Then he feels the urge to check his plants and finds that the earth in the pots is so dry it is cracked, despite the fact that the plants were watered the day before. As in a flash he knows this indicates that he should drink more than he did so far. He drinks a large glass of water and feels better shortly after.

A person who is going through a divorce tells about a plastic bench in the backyard that was broken by someone who jumped on it after climbing the fence. The rear light of her scooter was also broken in an inexplicable way. To make things worse she mentioned that the garbage container wasn’t emptied by the garbage collectors. The broken bench indicated the broken relationship. The broken taillight emphasised that the situation in the past was broken and the full container pointed to the fact that the whole ordeal had yet to be processed and released. While opening a book on a random page the person red a passage about herself and her mother, who passed away earlier. This showed that she could ask her mother for help even though she had demised.

In the next text, more examples will be given. Reactions to the examples mentioned above, can be posted by using the guest book.

Hans Fingerhut 28-11-2008