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Sex is Dirty

 

Have you noticed that when we don't understand something, we think it's bad or dirty?

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

Glastonbury, England



Sex is Dirty

 

Have you noticed that when we don't understand something, we think it's bad or dirty?

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

Glastonbury, England



comments (37)

  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2012, 00:47
I think it's a sign that might need some more. Being less facetious I think it's an important point raised ... this automatic dismissal or rejection of anything not understood ... for me it demonstrates a distinct lack of imagination on their part.
Ginnie Hart: I like the way you have put it, Geoff, and totally agree. Lack of imagination gets us in more problems than we'll probably ever know! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 May 2012, 01:00
Hmmmmm?

No...have not noticed this, Ginnie.

Although...I feel it might be somewhat in evidence in the Liberal : Conservative chatter that occurs in USofA every 4 years...
Ginnie Hart: Maybe it's being from America that makes this so obvious to me, Ray. (sigh)
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 May 2012, 04:23
Down and dirty or well
Ginnie Hart: Something like that, Vintage. smile
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 21 May 2012, 04:48
i have to agree with you on that.. smile nice photo to come with today's post..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. I hate that we can be so ignorant!
It all looks lovely to me Ginnie... i may not understand why they all look so peaceful... but that can't be dirty....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: This is actually a shrine to the Goddess, Peter, in Glastonbury, England. The city reminds me of Sedona, Arizona, where similar shrines and Eastern modalities thrive.
I have not noticed this either Ginnie. People might not understand anything at all in a lifetime.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Juan Carlos, but to condemn the things we don't understand may be our greatest "sin." Thanks for your wise comment.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 May 2012, 06:23
I have just read your promised article in Vison & Verb, Ginnie, and have come across it often. You are so right
Ginnie Hart: I hate that this happens, Lisl. I'm sure I have been guilty of it myself but not as much as in my past life. (sigh)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2012, 06:58
This was one phrase of my father when he didn't understand anything "Es wird wohl unanständig sein!" /It might be dirty - later I'll read your text at V&V -Glastonbury sounds interesting!
Ginnie Hart: The "sex is dirty" part, Philine, I definitely got from my preacher dad. I could write a book on that part of my childhood! I hate to think that so many are still deeply entrenched in misunderstanding and ignorance! You'd love Glastonbury, which is very similar to Sedona, Arizona in America...a mecca for free-thinkers. smile
Only if you roll around in the mud doing it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You do have a point, Mick. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2012, 07:27
I loved Glastonbury. What a place to be. We have a saying; Wat de boer niet kent, eet hij niet' (What the farmer does not know, he won't eat.........)
Wonderful picture, taken in that candle-shop.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. Ignorance is not always bliss, as most of us know by now. (sigh)
People fear what they don't understand.
Ginnie Hart: So true, Bill, so true!
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 21 May 2012, 07:44
Beautiful composition here Ginnie...Going to visit you over at Vision and Verb smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anyes...and thank you!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2012, 07:50
Perhaps that's our reaction with coping with something we don't understand. Interesting to read your reply to Peter. I've never really thought about the similarities between Sedona and Glastonbury; I can see it now, though.
Ginnie Hart: My guess is that most of the wars that ever existed, Alan, were because of the reaction to things that weren't understood. (sigh) Will we ever learn?

And yes, since I was in Sedona not long agao (2008), I saw many similarities to Glastonbury!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2012, 08:12
This is V E R Y Glastonbury Ginnie! I will read your words of wisdom on V&V
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris...and thank you!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2012, 08:48
only if you're doing it right (or so Woody Allen says)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Paul. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 May 2012, 09:13
But I don't understand the concept of time, so is that also dirty...perhaps so Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Chad! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 May 2012, 09:21
Love this image. Somehow - I imagine these figures are sitting in some sort of ancient meditation. We could probably hear them chanting..if we listen.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie. I think you probably nailed it!
I have a strong dose of the curiosity gene so when I don't understand something, I see it as a challenge to figure it out. I would love to go to Glastonbury.
Ginnie Hart: That is a wonderful piece of "trivia" about you, Mary. I love it. You'd feel very much at home in Glastonbury!
that is closing our eyes for stuff we don't know
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chantal. Indeed.
  • Laurette
  • United States
  • 21 May 2012, 10:15
Very true Ginnie. They absolutely look beautiful. A wonderful capture of beauty bthat people sometimes don't understand. Beautifully captured and presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. I understand things like this the older I get! smile
Good stuff Ginnie: the life journey of self acceptance, truth & love! smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Martin! Thank you.
Unfortunately the "powers that be" like to think that everything most people enjoy is bad or dirty, except when it affects themselves of course.
Ginnie Hart: Well said, Brian! (sigh)
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 May 2012, 11:50
bah, sex is boring lol not dirty smile ok ok don't come down on me for saying that, it's actually a johnny rotten line lol nice pic tho, looks like goddess worship
Ginnie Hart: Goddess worship, indeed, Elaine. Not that far removed from what the Roman Catholics do with Mary, right? smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2012, 12:24
They look like some ancient fertility goddesses. I'm sure they were much 'dirtier' than we are - the young seem to think they invented sex, though it is all a bit in your face these days!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ingrid. We all know by now there's nothing new under the sun! smile
An altar for "das ewig weibliche"?
I like the earth tones and the fact it is in front of a mirror..
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim, I'm sure you're right about the altar! smile The mirror was definitely a nice touch, as in your image today!
Fascinating image Ginnie, I'd say it only looks dirty through being a tad oversharpened (white grain), at least that how it appears on my monitor!
Ginnie Hart: My guess is the issue is more about the texture I added, Fred, than the sharpening, though that may have contributed, too. (sigh)
We are always scared of the things we don't understand
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Navin. So very true. And to our shame!
  • Antoine
  • Franche
  • 21 May 2012, 16:07
Superb composition with a texture very nice. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 21 May 2012, 16:30
I'm not ok with the title ... LOL! but I like the picture.
Ginnie Hart: GOOD, Marie. You've just made my point. I grew up in a preacher's home and I know that sex was "dirty" for him, even though he had 8 kids. To grow up in such a home, it was so good to learn eventually that sex is NOT dirty, as well as so many other things we do not understand from different cultures. We have so much to learn from others who are different from ourselves!
Things we don't understand are mysterious to us, this is probably why we fear them Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Richard. So true. (sigh)
Ha... this is so subjective.
But you know what, sex sells better than hotcakes. grin
Look at Amsterdam.
Is there anything not legal in Amsterdam?
You tell me. wink

Is that why you're there?
Learning to bake cannabis cupcakes? Ha, ha.. grin
Ginnie Hart: I can see it now: Granny American selling cannabis cupcakes in Amsterdam. smile You crack me up, LC.
Nice photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria. Tack.
No. There's plenty I don't understand, makes life interesting trying to figure it out. Good picture, though!
Ginnie Hart: Trying to figure things out is one of the great challenges of Life, Graeme. Thanks.
So long as we don't listen to the republicans - all is well! I think Rays post today shares the sentiment- of the Monk who has reached such a state of SELFLESSNESS - that he will not be reincarnated!
Ginnie Hart: Selflessness is a good word, Elizabeth. The opposite of egocentrism, I guess? Thanks for the comment.
Hmmmm... Actually, I haven't noticed that. When I don't understand something, I generally get either curious or bored. I've got a friend who heads out to Sedona every year to "recharge her crystals". I don't understand that at all, but I don't think it's bad or dirty. I just think it's... uh... pretty silly.

I haven't seen your post yet, but I'm getting kind of a druidy-crystal-charging-does-anyone-have-a-spare-mantra? vibe from your photo. Off I go, to see if I've just put my foot in my mouth! wink
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Linda, I would put "pretty silly" in the same category as "bad or dirty." It's off-putting rather than accepting. Trust me. I've lived with it all my life. Since you've already read my V&V by now, you know how this concerns me as the world starts opening up on our doorstep.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 22 May 2012, 19:19
We often belittle what we don't understand. Probably because we choose to only accept what is in our little world instead of opening our eyes and realizing there is more than one way to live life or to look at things.
Ginnie Hart: We are absolutely both on the same page, Paule! Thank you.
  • Kala
  • 22 May 2012, 21:25
Too true, Ginnie. Too true.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh)

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