Tahiti & the Thing

“I’m going to go to Tahiti to buy a thing!” This is a highly distilled, and frankly absurd, dramatization of something I observed. Real life is always much more complicated than a fanciful story like this. However, such stories can be useful in identifying archetypal emotions and forces that are constantly at play inside of every human being for all of us have good and fowl forces vying for our attention and action in the world.