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Moving Forward Gracefully in the Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius living compared to an airport's moving walkway

Age of Aquarius living compared to an airport’s moving walkway

Living today, it’s like walking forward on a fast moving walkway. The momentum for speed carries us forward like one of those motorized thingies they have at airports. Even if you stand still, clutching your suitcase, another passenger may pass you by, moving even faster.

Good luck staying comfortable, no matter how fast or slowly you wish to go.

That’s life in this Age of Aquarius, where collective consciousness all over the world is evolving so fast. In the country I know best, America, this has been a month of such social and political change.

  • A huge victory for gay rights and a hideous defeat for the opposers.
  • A humiliating loss for those who are now stockpiling Confederate flags like crazy, while they can still get them.
  • Fuming rage or frustrated incredulity for those who support gun control, at watching yet another murder.
  • Horror that the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land.
  • Buttons pushed first by Caityn Jenner, then by Rachel Dolezal.
  • And all that’s just America. What anybody concerned about financial security who lives right now in Greece? Or marriage conservatives in Ireland? What about so much more….

Comparison Aura Reading, from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner, the transgendered celebrity, ready for her comparison aura reading

Caitlyn Jenner, the transgendered celebrity, ready for her comparison aura reading

“He is finally happy” read the caption for Bruce Jenner’s cover photo on People Magazine. And now she’s oh-so happy again. As Caitlyn.

Certainly Caitlyn seems to be springing from one peak experience of delight to the next. Unquestionably all this publicity is great for her career,  as she prepares the first promo for her eight-part docuseries, I Am Cait, premiering July 26 on E!.  “I’m the new normal,” she informs us.

I can only imagine how William Makepeace Thackeray, author of “Vanity Fair” may be lurching around in his grave. (Hint for those of you who haven’t read the classic novel: “Vanity Fair” is not meant as a term to evoke admiration.)

In her storied interview for Vanity Fair, Caitlyn tells the public about all her emotions doing the photo shoot, concluding:

“That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better. . . . This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering in the stadium, it’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘that a boy, Bruce,’ pat on the back, O.K. This is about your life.”

On the face of things, surface reality, this strikes me as crazy disingenuous. The woman has made her personal story into something more. Perhaps she is nobly educating humanity. Perhaps she is capitalizing on a trend. Perhaps she enjoys smashing people’s boundaries. Maybe it’s just an Olympic-style attempt to break records for TMI.

Personally I applaud the right of any person to identify  and express sexually in the way that is congruent. These days I’ve been reading “The Days of Anna Madrigal” by Armistead Maupin. Loving it. So far I’ve read or seen televised just about every book he has published.