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I do not believe in past lives in any way, but… I do see echoes of another life form in my life, specifically the
I think I have a lot in common with mama bears. I take care of my little cubs and like to hibernate. In northern climates, like Maine, bears can sleep up to 7 months of the year. I’m really feeling good about that because I love to sleep! Of course bears don’t have the internet or diapers to change. I don’t get a chance to sleep, but I can tell you what I’ll be doing in September of 2011 when my youngest is in Kindergarten.
I also like sweets like I’ve heard bears do, especially jelly donuts… although I don’t care for honey at all. In general I’m most like the bear because I’m cute and fuzzy on the outside, but deadly and fierce on the inside. Part of this mix of fuzzy and deadly is based on habitat. Growing up in Queens, and having my first jelly donut in Christopher Walken’s parents’ bakery on Broadway, you get that wonderful rush of the baker handing you the delicious jelly donut (this was before Dunkin Donuts made it more cost effective to buy 12) and then stepping out onto the busy, dirty street. The parallel is uncanny isn’t it?
Another parallel is “our” public persona, whoever is doing the pr for bears is right on. Most people have owned a teddy bear at some point in their lives, some people hold onto them, like Thurston Howell III did on Gilligan’s Island, well into their adulthood.
Some personified cartoon versions of bears include:
Bear on Franklin
Smokey the Bear
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