Tuesday, November 23, 2010
What Is An Object?
Definition of OBJECT
a : something material that may be perceived by the senses
b : something that when viewed stirs a particular emotion (as pity)
a : something mental or physical toward which thought, feeling, or action is directed
b : something physical that is perceived by an individual and becomes an agent for psychological identification
a : the goal or end of an effort or activity
b : a cause for attention or concern
An object is NOT…
a child. A child is not something that is to be coveted. A child is not an object to be shunned just because you don’t have one.
However, according to this blogger, a child IS an object, as is pregnancy itself.
“It’s easy for the children to become a representation of all that you want, and so far, don’t have.”
So here’s the thing. Maybe I’m not so different from this blogger after all. As a child, I totally and completely coveted my friends’ parents and their lives. I wanted to be in a family that was my own. The huge difference is, I wasn’t allowed to leave the room just because I didn’t look like my adoptive relatives. I couldn’t tell my mother, “Hey, can you move me to a different table because I don’t look like the cousins?”.