We Own Our Familiar
They Define Who We Are
Sunset over the mountains
Taste of pure mountain water
The warm surf on your back
Ripe fruit juice running down your chin
Sight of the soil turning with the plow
Night sounds that soothe inner city dwellers to sleep
What are your familiars from childhood? What makes you smile to remember how it was then?
Saturday chores, shopping, baseball games, hangouts and movies
Sunday church, family dinner around the table, visiting
Television shows everybody watched and shared the next day
Holidays and festivals, Halloween costumes
Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Ten Commandments,
A Christmas Carol
Monopoly, spades, Old Maid, Jacks, Marbles, Jump rope, Hide and Seek, Candyland, Nintendo,
What books were read to you during childhood? In adolescence, what did you and your friends read? What was required reading in school?
Soccer, football, baseball, basketball, cricket, volleyball, tennis, horse racing, boxing, martial arts
What are your familiars born or culture; the cuisine, lifestyles, habits, gender roles and related responsibilities?
This was fertile ground for teaching how to think and behave. It taught you the social values and biases you regard today
Our familiar is as precious and part of us, as our family name
ONLY members of your group can and should define your familiar accurately
What and who are challenging our familiar?
Do they understand natural resentments that result?