When I was a boy, someone asked to use my goggles.
Hearing the question without being able to see - or locate him, I wondered how to answer with proper English (in particular, whether to use the word lend or borrow).
And, by the time I grew up, I found myself returning to his question armed with information from my field of study. At the age of 4 or 5, it might make sense to ignore one focus for another; to get good at one thing, such as hearing, before you try another. According to scripture, men were barred from the garden (and innocence in general), so to trust that boundary to a cherub might make sense.
Now Beta Carotene, reflecting on the uncertainty of its position, called for a meeting between Cis and Trans to get their story straight. Whereupon Ganglia, by trying to determine the position of Beta when asked, found that Trans was heavily favored! And since our perspective is largely determined by transmissions to Ganglia, we might also be influenced by the heavily favored Trans position. In my case, my daughter is using Testosterone to become male, so his position is also likely to be much stronger as a result of the use of that hormone.
And, because his decision was motivated by disgust of the feminine within him and proven to be true by the claim that he killed his former self, I suspect his sister's point of view has also been skewed by dominance over the circumstances we describe.
Why? I wonder. What for? Perhaps because when we've been shot through the eyes and ears it's harder to know who pulled the trigger.
So how do we answer 60 years of persistent enquiry?
Was my friend interested in my point of view, my opinion of him, or just going for a swim in the pool? And how do you answer someone who already shares your point of view?
Claims about our competence may be based upon our ability to distinguish between ourselves and the influence of others like the gentleman who posed the question of me while apart. And confusion about a person who moves without this kind of clarity may be used to accuse them of insanity, or delusion.
So while working as an advocate and bringing up issues like these, Professionals named me as a respondent to issues that weren't welcome in Hospitals.
Starting with commitment proceedings themselves, it seems that some can and do negatively influence the interpretation of our behavior and what seems to be true. So when Churches forbade discussion about the issues that result from hospitalizations, I chose to minimize my contact with both parties to focus on my delivery here.
We can't interact with our loved ones; our children, wives, or our parents when the documents we write to reach them become unintelligible in order to keep us apart. Just as teaching the Ebonic meaning of the term stretcher, or gurney didn't help my friend to get to the hospital, or correct the bad swing that may have resulted from a need to be honored, aside from a new ambiguity for the word circumcise, as in: Sir Come Size.
We can't be counted on to field conflicts that interfere with the lives of our loved one's introspection. Commitment proceedings are intended to teach us to have faith in the concept of 'the whole world in his hands'. Fortunately, we've been relieved by what appears to be a worldwide epidemic of people using this strategy, so we're no longer liable for the corruption that's resulted (as in: this article).
After the 30 years I've spent to build electronic alternatives to the obscurity I abide by, I have nothing to confess but my language and gender:
“I’m sorry, I’m only male (x,y), and limited to strings of hexadecimal and ASCII text for the migration of good character. Our Champion (The One who spoke our world into being), must be broke! (perhaps due to the curse we attributed to Him!) (The Broken Pitcher.)
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