Thursday, 31 May 2007
I think that everyone feels immature at times, or at least we all act immature at times. Sometimes we even wish we could be more immature, maybe without recognising that thats what we could really use most. If we catch ourselves being immature it can reminds us that we are not above reproach. Because we're not. No one is.
Obviously from the photos, which were incredibly fun to compose, I thought about Goldilocks as an icon of immaturity. What was that girl thinking? "Oh, I'll just climb into someone else's house and use up their possessions and just make myself at home and feel affronted when things aren't the way I'd have it!" Sounds a bit like foreign policy...
But she is just human, isn't she? And thats where the story can instruct us. She comes off as the baddie, and the bears come off as the goodies. In another light, we can look at the tale of Goldilocks as a reminder that we're going to do things wrong. We might have innocent intentions and we may appear to be goodness embodied, but the choices we make do have consequences, both for ourselves and the lives of others.