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Old 11-24-2002, 06:39 PM
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A Warm Fuzzy Tale


when I was little, in second grade we had a guest speaker come in and read us the book "a warm fuzzy tale"... she made little warm fuzzys out of yarn and google eyes...

finally found a copy of the book.... and.... reading it... was so weird....

http://www.emotional-literacy.com/fuzzy.htm

(the whole story is posted there, with permision)

when I was little I read it as a dumb little cute story saying "be nice to everyone"

now I feel like my innosence is shattered... I can't read this story and take that meaning from it... no matter how I try and look at it... the message I get from the second half is "people used to have orgys and be happy, then everyone got marryed and were sad... then they made laws so kids couldn't have sex but kids had sex anyway"

the first half of the story... I get... for a good meaning... warm fuzzys are compliments... cold prickleys are insults... plastic fuzzles are hollow compliments... thats the story how I remembered it... the part I don't understand is about makeing laws forbidding kids from useing warm fuzzys... makes me not so sure warm fuzzys are what I thought they were. and who is the woman with big hips?

is there more to this story? or am I a pervert?
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Old 11-24-2002, 10:28 PM
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Re: A Warm Fuzzy Tale


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Originally posted by owlofcreamcheese
warm fuzzys are compliments... cold prickleys are insults... plastic fuzzles are hollow compliments... thats the story how I remembered it... the part I don't understand is about makeing laws forbidding kids from useing warm fuzzys... makes me not so sure warm fuzzys are what I thought they were. and who is the woman with big hips?

is there more to this story? or am I a pervert?
It's a little more subtle than that.

Warm fuzzies are open expressions of love. They could be compliments, hugs or just a smile. I don't remember the plastic fuzzles from the original; cold pricklies were any sort of negative attention - not so much insults as teasing or any other sort of attention that would be better than nothing, effectively unhealthy "love" behaviors. Plastic fuzzles in this sense seem to be people who pretend to love to use the other person.

No, the second half isn't about sex - it's about a mythical time when we gave love freely without having learned unhealthy behaviors. The "Hip Woman" is the nurturing spirit within us (large hips = fertile/mother image) that tries to teach us to be free with our expressions of love. The "passing of laws" is symbolic the way the warm fuzzies are symbolic - it is about how people try to enforce non-healthy behaviors through religion etc.
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