Today Oma Linda of Old Bags and Stuftshirts is holding a blog party to celebrate the phenomenon that is OZ
My favourite character from the story is the TIN MAN, he has my 19th Heart for 31 Hearts for July
As a child I watched in awe as he was able to detach himself from situations that others found distressing or hurtful. Most people saw this as a bad thing, that it made him uncaring...he was Heartless.
I envied him. I am a very sensitive soul, who as a child suffered other peoples pain without understanding why. My dad used to say "she will cry at a dead bird on the roadside" ...and I did...often. Even this week, I moved a recently deceased squirrel from the road because I couldn't stand the thought of it being squished...like it's existence had no meaning.
(shiny metallic silver paint)
Don't get me wrong, I eat animals as well as plants, but that does not mean I don't love and respect all life. I am not Heartless. I struggle to distance myself from the "conciousness" of living energy, so when I start feeling overwhelmed by life, I remember the Tin man, and how he remained good though distant.
You don't have to bear everyone else's emotions and pain to understand and help them. Sometimes it is better to be able to set your heart aside and see a situation just with your eyes in order to find the best solution.
That does not make you Heartless
Why not pop over to Oma Linda's place, and see where the yellow brick road leads you?
Enjoy :D XXX