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Let’s Hear It For The Boy.

“Within the masculine psyche, there is a creature, an unwounded man, who believes  in the good, who has no doubts about life, who is not only wise but who also is not afraid to die.” Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves

Ahhh Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakas’ character in The Hangover, above)

Just kidding. Or wait – am I? ….

No matter: within the masculine psyche, there is a creature, an unwounded man, who believes in the good, who has no doubts about life, who is not only wise but who also is not afraid to die.

I love these words.

Of course it is true that within the feminine psyche there too exists an unwounded creature …. – But today, I want to give the man a hand. (I won’t say my man because he’d li-ter-al-ly crawl right out of his skin. And while that would be amazing, I prefer him embodied.)

So: within the masculine psyche, there is a creature, an unwounded man, who believes  in the good, who has no doubts about life, who is not only wise but who also is not afraid to die…

What do you think his name (this archetype, or aspect of the masculine) is? … The Hero? Maybe, The Godfather (in a very non-Don-Corleone sense)? … The Lover? Anyone?

Of course: the creature’s name  matters little in comparison to the exquisite truth that he exists. Let’s hear it for the boy. (Hopefully you’ve been getting the references to the ’80s gem by Deniece Williams: Let’s Hear It For The Boy. Warning: crazy ’80s video.)