A new series for me, quite inspired actually, and not at all unrelated to our themes here on the wee homestead, even though that may not appear as immediately obvious.
We’re going to approach it in a completely non-confrontational, voluntary, super simple journey. KISS—keep it simple, stupid!
How does nature form the divine feminine?
Jolene by Dolly Parton
Are her fears valid?
Does she spend her precious life energy protecting herself and her family from the perceived “Jolene”?
How does she do this—a boob job at 60? Bleached hair? Botox to make her eyes look brighter? How much time does she offer to her gods?
Maybe surrounding herself with only admirers, to boost her perceived public value? Maybe shaming attractive women who dare to compete? Maybe rebuffing conversations that make her uncomfortable? Maybe by using her charm to get out of yet another traffic ticket?
How does Hollywood exploit your/her vulnerabilities?
How has this level of exploitation been venerated?
How do you give this level of low-brow passion-play manipulation a free pass to your psyche every damn day? Through your music, your soap operas, your cruise vacations, your TV programming, your social media?
And don’t pretend it started with flocking Instagram, bitches! Your mothers were raised on Harlequin and Shirley Temple. Get a bloody grip.
Compete with “perfect”.