DINK #269 What’s The Difference Between Deep and Shallow?

Posted on : 16-12-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized


I know, I know this title sounds like I’m channeling Yogi Berra (A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore–Y.B.) but stay with me here…..

David and I were returning from spending a nice evening out with friends sharing a meal and watching the movie, “Inception” (again) on their’ Blue-Ray bell’s & whistles television and somehow found ourselves talking about an old friend David had known awhile back that he’d lost touch.  We were trying to identify what it was about this friend that made him so vanilla,  Not to be judgmental or mean but if this guy was a color, he’d be beige, and maybe not even beige if the truth be told but rather more of a tan.  He’s really not obtrusive and granted he’s from the Midwest so he’s just naturally a nice guy but just not a whole lot of substance.  I’d seen the guy go through being laid off and a couple of break-ups that would have left me in the dumps but nothing seemed to phase him. There was one incident in particular that I can’t broadcast but suffice it to say afterward I didn’t have much trust left for him.

I searched around in my mind for another similar friend like our “tan” friend and we do have one guy who is quiet and really nice and seems to be very similar to him but if this guy was a color, he’d be beautiful shades of white with a silver lining for sure.  This friend of ours gives the best gifts of pretty much anyone I’ve ever known. And they’re not the best because they’re the most expensive, but rather he really pays attention to people and so when he gives a gift you really feel like he cares about what you’re all about and that he has “heard” you.  This friend of ours is deep without drawing a whole lot of attention to himself because of it. This guy is the kind of person that I would trust with my own life.

I suppose watching Inception again about altered realities and going deeper and deeper into the subconscious has caused me to ponder what it is that I’m noticing about the people in my life today and also the world around me.  Whereas many of us used to feel comfortable being asleep in the illusion of what we all wanted to believe that our reality was, it seems like more and more of us are waking up to what “is” and so many of us are experiencing that in-between state of waking up from being asleep for a long, long time.  I think there are more people being “real” about who they are, what they think and how they feel then there have ever been before.  Sometimes the realness shows up loud and clear and sometimes it is very subtle, but it is there if you look for it.  More than seeing the realness though, I can feel it happening.  Perhaps it is the shift in states of being. Whatever it is, I think most likely its time has come!

What do you think/believe about someone being deep or someone being shallow?  How does that meaning surface for you in your life?

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