Every week, two new prompts are given for Haibun Thinking. To find out more about this Japanese literary form, head to the host page here.
As it is film week, this week’s prompts are both Goose related. There is the image supplied by AnElephantCant and the quote:
Golly, did I hear you say you would be free if you could?
(Gussy the Goose, Charlotte’s Web )
I have chosen to use the quote.
Life plays ugly tricks on us at times. We find friends, lose them, and then a little down the line we find them again. We learn to live without them, only to find that we do not have to. We need our friends, not just in times of stress, but also in times of fun. Humans are not intrinsically loners; we make ourselves that way when we hide from our friends and ourselves. We are not always in full control of our actions and we act stupidly, idiotically. It is as if we go into a self-destructive spiral and do not care about anything or anyone so we push people away so they are free of the blast radius.
We pretend we want freedom, when in fact what we do want is for someone to take us by the hand, look us in the eyes and say, “I am here for you”. In the film Charlotte’s Web, Gussy the Goose and Golly have a conversation over freedom. Golly yells at Wilbur (the pig) to run, as he would like to be free. When questioned, Golly backtracks and says, “If I were a pig”. We say things for a reaction, in the hope that someone will say, “don’t go, I need you”
sometimes all we need
is to escape reality
to find ourselves again