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Welcome to WordPress. This web site will give you a new view of the personalities of people and of cities and how they help change each other. Enjoy and please leave me comments so I can explain or change the site for your benefit. The first three posts prepare you for the story that follows. Clicking on pictures should bring up a larger picture. Just hit the browser back arrow to return to the post.
This is a love story too. BJ’s cousin has been caught up in the wars, the wars against the city. He runs in gangs to sell the gadgets. His fatal mistake is he meet the girl of his dreams.
I am a bird. My name is Geru. I fly over Everywhere and see it all. I am your narrator. I explain it all, and none of it, all at the same time and never. You see, the Island of Everywhere is fickle and changeable and as stable as a rock, all at the same time. Let me begin the story and maybe it will make sense. But first lets look at some needed concepts to make it easier. One concept is explained with Rosy, Grandma of the character Molly, and Frank, Grandpa of the character Edgar. Grandma and Grandpa are married, but opposite personalities. They disagree on a lot and add to the story interpretation or action.
MeMyself&I: This is a story about how the parts of our psyche, of Me, Myself, and I, conflict to operate people as individuals, couples, families, or cities in different situations. It is about how individuals get lost in the situations of a city and have to appeal to their own Me, Myself, and I or to the Me, Myself, and I of others or the Me, Myself, and I of the city as a whole. Yes, cities have a Me, Myself, and an I. You will see later in the story. Let me begin by explaining the roles of Me, Myself, and I. You can see them in the picture of Frank.
Me is made up of the Upper Nature and Lower Nature and their widgets. The brain is always going through a feed back loop that can be seen in four steps.
In the Upper Nature it first perceives the world. The widget Ant sees detail and Bee patterns.
In the second step is feelings of avoidance or approaching. The widget Macho, or scaredy-cat, sees danger and Cuddles, the loving dog, sees love.
The third step is to plan how to avoid or approach and object, the other, or food. Geru the bird, that is the thinking part of the ‘Me’ in you, can fly high and see the bigger picture. Then Geru can plan what to do next, to avoid or approach.
And the fourth step is to act on the plan. In the fourth step Rabbit gives plenty of energy but Turtle gives patience by slowing down Rabbit to help the other widgets give continuing help or advice before Rabbit gives ‘Myself’ energy to act. The Upper Nature is the Me that is realistic, loving, wise, and acts in a healthy way, but it is only half of the Me.
The second half of Me is the Lower Nature. It is the survival mode and also goes through the four steps, only Spiedie deceives the perception of self or other, Raccoon is greedy and takes from others, Crow has a selfish view and will blame others to justify what the other Lower Nature widgets are doing, and Coyote is aggressive, a bully. The Upper Nature widgets and Lower Nature widgets conflict with their own points of view. They are all housed in the brain. You can say the Lower Nature is more instinctively connected to Myself.
I (that is the ‘I’) is consciousness. Without consciousness the Myself and the Me are chaotic. This is best seen as such when you are asleep. Me creates a mess of dreams and at times right down terrifying. So ‘I’ has to wake up to control them. I comes in two parts. I is either Mr/Ms Do, who governs the Upper Nature widgets, making sure Myself fits the environment and is functional, or is Dragon who governs the Lower Nature widgets to help them be effective at deception, greed, blame, and running away or fighting. They are needed when there is real danger to react to. The Lower Nature is much faster than the Upper Nature and often responds to false danger, as flashbacks to past events that are no longer real but only seem real. So the Lower Nature then may be only helping Myself to be selfish. Mr/Ms Do and Dragon can both be in the subconscious playing or fighting in the background trying to help Myself be good or selfish.
In the picture above Grandpa was at first using his Upper Nature (UN) to keep his Lower Nature (LN) from dominating. But when he is confronting Grandma he switches to his LN to defend his actions pushing back her UN. The reason she confronts him is because he is a dreamer that can be run by his LN. When greedy Raccoon and Crazy Crow lead him astray, as Dragon emerges from below to direct the show, Frank may do some dangerous stunts while metaphorically pursuing unfounded dreams of pots of gold at the edge of a cliff near the end of rainbow.
You will see more of Rosy and Frank as the story unfolds and they interpret things differently. She is more realistic and he is not.