Spent this weekend in the town where I grew up. Catching up with my mother & sister, also spending some time with my kids, who were there wth my ex-wife. I took the kids to the local playground – where I too played at their age. Although some things have changed there is much as it was thirty-five years ago. Buying ice cream for them in the park cafe I had a flashback of my father buying ice cream for me in the same building.
I’ve been reading James Hillman’s “The Soul’s Code” which seeks to build a metaphor for life around the idea of the “acorn” – the essential purpose of each individual that is incarnated, and which, he believes, most often seen early in childhood before the layers of the world are added.