Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. When the first Stone Age primitive raised the stone to hit the small animal, the power of violence come to dominate a new era after the Jurassic period hiding from the dinosaur as the prey. Where’s Julia been to before Jack Forman seeking her to the white wall laboratory of Xymos in Nevada desert? We see in the novel that she hit her daughter so hard to be recorded, would she finally survive with Jack Forman? I think that Jack’s daughter Nicole and Amanda who playing with Jack’s son Eric should be a blonde, and maybe I might have met her in New York City or elsewhere before. Whatever the endgame will turn out to be, they may be just fading like a flower, just like the lyrics in Sweden singer Roxette’s song.
What if your university instructor introduced herself by saying that, “Call me Mississippi”? Does she mean that she is a Miss Hippie? Just like Miss Rose, Miss University, Miss China, cream of the cream, crop of the crop, something like that? No, it’s the lyrics from pop singer Train’s Drops of Jupitor. It is not what Carl Jung said in his personality theory. But we can still find that in psychology discipline of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory. Physiological needs and safety needs, for example, must be satisfied before the higher level needs such as self-actualization needs. Women are often encouraged to pursue their own career and stay in the office waiting for promotion, but somehow they would not ignore the glass ceiling existed in their career life. On the other hand, men should plan for themselves to accumulate enough resource to get that promotion done. For men, isn’t it just ironic?
My pen pal in university freshman year was an English major whose campus was at Taipei. She wrote me to say that she was of a short stature, and her letter paper was printed with Tom Cruise’s figure as watermark. She enclosed a maple leaf with the letter and told me that a senior with tall figure help her to get that maple leaf. We did not keep in touch with each other since my freshman year ended. She did not contact me either. Hmm, was that sort of relationship we could say to be fading like a maple leaf?
DB, November 24, 2012