“We are all part of a complex web of connection.” This statement sounds un-materialistic because of its banal nature. But the truth is, it is the sheer reason for our existence. The relationship between true spirituality and human connectedness are apparent. For example, the way Griffin’s adult life was shaped from the unbalance she suffered as a child eventually was the telling factor what she would eventually become. “We considered ourselves finer than the neighbors to our left with their chaotic household.
But when certain visitors came, we were as if driven by an inwardly secret panic that who we were might be discovered” (‘Our Secret’, Susan Griffin pg 353).
Trying to find coverings that could protect them from the apparent loop-holes tells the state of insecurity that her family was living under. This case is similar in effectiveness to that of Himmler’s. As a child growing up, his lack of a social life and his seemingly frail stature hindered him from engaging in manly sports and mixing with his peers.
Upon being thrust in the light of power, he sees this opportunity to attain the ‘happy memories’ his childhood that he didn’t have a chance to experience. From this we can know see how the how their childhoods and upbringings eventually became the pivotal role in defining their future. In this case one lives in insecurity whereas, the other revels in his insecurities. What really captures me in this excerpt of “Chorus of the Stones” is the seemly ambiguous text she writes before most of the paragraphs or topic sentences. Let’s take this example. “In the matrix of the mitochondria all the processes of transformation join together in the central vortex” (Griffin 353).
... At this point in time Macomber put his insecurities and shortcomings behind him. Unfortunately, his wife ... secure man, finally in control of his own life. Margot completed one glance at her husband and ... did the very same with his life with one short white flash. This story takes ... Duration In Ernest Hemingways story, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Francis Macomber, according to ...
The first thing that comes to the mind of the readers is that of bewilderment as to what purpose the text serves. But upon finishing the below paragraphs, the reader becomes amazed as to how such opposite ideas, capture the same central theme of connectedness. From my own analysis, I have found that each character, whether major or minor, are directly or indirectly affecting the outcome of in their lives. “What is it in life that makes one able to see oneself in others? Such affinities do not stop with obvious resemblance. There is a sense in which we all enter the lives of others” (Griffin, pg 356).
Here, Griffin reinstates the fact that about the connectivity that is apparent. Let’s take the case of Heinz and Himmler. Although neither of them saw each other eye to eye, their paths would eventually cross. Another thing of significance, are the pictures.
Pictures are cast impressions and expression of an event or occasion, in other words, summarizes it. Griffin uses the family portraits of Himmler, to suggest part of the reason which lead him to cause such catastrophes. She also made us understand that a picture cast an intrinsic impression of the lives of the individuals represented by the picture. She also uses the pictures as medium of connection. When reading such essays, it is important to approach these essays with an open mind and limit bias ness..