Sunday, October 13, 2013

USE SPECIAL CARE IN HANDLING

I received a package and when I opened the box I found a page with this warning inside.
CAUTION!
USE SPECIAL CARE IN HANDLING WHEN REMOVING PRODUCT FROM PACKAGING, SO AS NOT TO DAMAGE OR BREAK FRAGILE ATTACHMENTS TO YOUR PRODUCTS. 
I put the piece of paper aside and carefully unwrapped my new electronic whatever. I write 'whatever' because I cannot remember what was in the box that contained this warning. It was months ago.

Last week I was cleaning the house and it is about time you got around to doing that, Jane, and I found the warning notice mixed in with some other trash items I have been neglecting letting pile up on the bookshelf where I keep putting things I do not want to deal with now.

I moved the notice to the counter in the kitchen in readiness for it to join the garbage when I procrastinated got distracted by something else.

Seeing the notice again I had a new (for me) idea. I am the special contents - the product that needs to be removed from the dubious protection of cushier, obese packaging. Special care needs to be taken in handling me and removing me from said 'obese packaging' so as not to damage or break the fragile attachments (needs) of the product (me). The breakable attachments are love, acceptance and security. These are the things I need to have with me as I am removed from the caustic protection of obesity. If the attachments are broken off, the product (me) is damaged and in need of repair (healing).

When acceptance, love or security are fractured off, they are most likely going to be found back in the obese packaging, still waiting to be pulled out. I cannot leave the attachments behind and still be a whole. Therefore, when I am feeling unloved, shunned or insecure, I may find myself rummaging through the packaging (returning to past behaviors that lead to obese living) in search of all the viable parts of Jane. The packaging (obesity) is not a part of Jane and does not go with her. I can leave it all behind as long as I remove the needs (attachments) and heal Jane to be whole again.

I do not have to keep the packaging. I do not have to reuse it. I can acquire a protective shell (honesty) and remain gentle with myself so as to keep the attachments (needs) where they need to be.

I wrote all this without the use of drugs, alcohol or sugar. I wonder what my writing would be like if I was on something.

Too weird.

Jane~

1 comment:

Karen said...

Great writing, Jane. And very true! Love it.