Thursday, September 24, 2015
The beast inside
Looking for a picture to go with this post, Witigo/Wendigo came up as the beast who is always hungry and feasts on human flesh. I feel like Wendigo sometimes. There is never enough to make the fear go away.
I have been thinking about this issue of hunger for a while. Is food the stand in for other things that are missing in life? Is food just food and my experiences have made me weird? Is food the one thing the church did not demonize so it became the safety? I had not thought of this with the lens of the Wendigo and his stories. Maybe there is story medicine there. Do you fear starving or do you have another fear? How do you deal with the beasts inside you?