Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Can I See the Real Me?

Posted by Dale Kuehne on September 12, 2011

Here is my latest sharewik.com blog:

http://www.sharewik.com/blogs/item/can-i-see-the-real-me

I went back to the doctor
To get another shrink.
I sit and tell him about my weekend
But he never betray what he thinks.

Can you see the real me, doctor?
Can you see the real me, doctor?
Can ya, can ya

I went back to my mother
I said, “I’m crazy ma, help me.”
She said, “I know how it feels son,
‘Cause it runs in the family.”

Oh can you see the real me…, mother?
Can you see the real me, mother?
Can you see the real me
Can you see the real me
Can you see the real me, can ya
Can you see the real me
Can you see

The cracks between the paving stones
Look like rivers of flowing veins.
Strange people who know me
Peeping from behind every window pane.
The girl I used to love
Lives in this yellow house.
Yesterday she passed me by,
She doesn’t want to know me now.

Oh can you see the real me, can ya?
Can ya
Can you see the real me, can ya?

I went to the holy man
Full of lies and hate
I seemed to scare him a little
So he showed me to the golden gate
I tell ya
Can you see the real me, holy man?
Can’t you see the real me woo….
Can’t you see the real me
Can’t you see the real me
Can’t you see
Can’t you see
Ah no.

The Real Me by Pete Townsend from Quadrophenia by The Who. (1973)

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2 Responses to “Can I See the Real Me?”

  1. Mom said

    Dale – while it is eminently and supremely true that God loves you, it is also true that many of us do as well – not because of what you’ve achieved (which we may find somewhat intimidating) but because you are, in fact, worthy of love!

    Thanks for your continued explorations, always challenging . . .

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