You have seen a scene where a man and a woman dance with a cage and a heart between them.
Which words could convey the woman’s experience and why?
Used for joy. Joyless. Estranged from joy. Overwhelmed by joy. Undisturbed by joy. Growing to enjoy. Joyful.
Your own? …………….
“Side by side with the exigencies of life, love is the great educator; and it is by the love of those nearest him that the incomplete human being is induced to respect the decrees of necessity and to spare himself the punishment that follows any infringement of them.”
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“A man who doubts his own love may, or rather must, doubt every lesser thing.” Freud
In the second part of the experience, you chose to follow the journey of one of the men whom you had seen in previous scenes.
Is he a strong character? What is he like when he is on his own? Does the presence of the others affect him in any way?
How would you feel if you met him in real life?
What is his struggling with? What are his desires?
What fantasies and concerns dominate his journey?
Is he happy in the end? Why or why not?
Perhaps our dreams do come true, but in forms which make us no longer recognize them?
The elements that captured your attention during your VR may suggest that you are sensitive to the suffering of others. Your empathy and compassion make you notice things which often pass unnoticed – in yourself and others. Under certain circumstances, other people’s suffering may matter more to you than your own joy.
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