Scene 2: “What’s in Your Head?”
Joe: “When was the last time you looked inside someone’s head? You never did? Well it’s time. You know what’s in there? Their thoughts. You know, thoughts, ideas, opinions, memories, plans, decisions. Do you know what thoughts look like? Let’s take a peek.”
Steve: “WOW! Look at these THOUGHTS… they look like precious jewels! Our IDEAS.”
Ricky: “Let’s dump them out on a plate.”
Krista: “Here are all my ideas… my opinions.,, memories of what I did last week.”
Steve: “Here are all the memories of the adventures I have had… my trips overseas… to Egypt and England.”
Joe: “So you get the picture: Our THOUGHTS… in our head… they’re a TREASURY of ideas.!”
Steve: “There was a man called George Carlin. He’s dead now. He was a really good comedian and this is what he said one day: “I think thoughts are precious.” As soon as he said this I perked up. It makes sense.”
” Our thoughts are like precious jewels! “
Joe: “We even call our thoughts CONCEPTS, which comes from the word “conceive” like conceiving babies. Our thoughts are like our children; they are precious to us.”
Patti: “Beethoven didn’t have any children; his symphonies were conceived in his head. Michelangelo didn’t have any children; the Sistine Chapel ceiling was conceived in his head.”
Dave: “Our thoughts are called “dreams”, too. The Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote: “I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
“Sometimes our thoughts are called “songs”. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in their famous song “Sound of Silence” lamented: “People writing songs that voices never share.” How very sad.
Joe: “Can you see now why I had to make this website? I have tapped into the world of poets and songwriters and in that world tremendous respect is shown for one’s thoughts. We have to make this known… and put it into practice.”
Krista: “OK so you’re sitting next to another person and now you realize that the person has precious thoughts in her head. So how are you going to treat them? This is going to make all the difference in the world.”
Turn to Scene 3: “Responding Nurturingly”.