It says it is okay to “feel” and “think”, in a psycho world, and still attempt to be well in a non-supportive environment.
(That is the extent of the spoiler-alert required, maybe.)
As long as you have your friends along!
That is the kicker!
What if friends and a support system does not exist?
At least, not in the flesh?!?
I guess that “theme” runs through the dark fantasies of Riverdale as well.
Because who is really trustworthy?
The writers give you plot after plot that challenges what you thought of as decency.
Is there really anyone to trust besides yourself?
Even that is severely brought into question.
Authority and family are big items amongst these beloved friends of our youth. (At least for many in the Baby-boomer age and before, like me who knew Archie’s pals. And of course, classic comic lovers worldwide.)
I am glad to have them (the Archie’s) “tagging along with me” during this part of my journey.
I almost stopped watching it, somewhere in maybe Season Two.
I could not bear to see my Archie’s go on the dark side and become criminals!
Before I let them go I was prompted (there is that other-worldly component, I call she/he/it, the Holy Spirit) to watch the last show, which at that time was the last of Season 4.
I was elated to see that my Archikins had evolved back into my hilarious fun and free, happy-go-lucky teenager, and I went back to continue watching.
I am currently on the last stretch, as treachery threatens at every turn in the middle of Season Four.
Television has long been a teaching tool and a friend.
I have had to overcome addiction to it and give myself the discerning lens of the Holy Spirit so that I am taught about the intricacies of society at this time.
Let’s face it, it is a friend to most of us as it allows us to rest, at least for a little while, from the daily grind.
You see, I cannot shut off the “groove” I have developed for myself of seeking a witness to the truths about humanity, and I am in “observer mode” in every environment that I find myself in.
I would not trade my position for the world. And that may well be offered should they find out what I have.
It is a risk I am willing to take, because we all have a role here, whether we have forgotten it or not, and whether we like it or not, and that is to testify of Christ.
The dude on the cross? NO! That is not who I am talking about.
I speak of the Son of God, the Creator; His Creation, which is you and I.
Little is asked of us.
Only to be recognized and embraced in full communion, fellowship, and adoration.
That is really pretty cool!
One last comment before I go back to my “Archables”.
We think we know who and what we are, but there is no way that is possible.
The best we can achieve here, will be to be able to discern one another; like a television character with characteristics that catch our attention for a time, but in no way define the true nature of the individual.
That may well be a better definition of faith in this day and age. Where we understand that we do not understand, but we have a desire to do so.
Only then will we be willing to open those delectable spiritual ears and eyes that we were given at our creation.
So let’s go through this “house of horrors” we call life with an attitude of fun and youthful positivity.
Knowing that we are really only “play-acting” anyway.
And with the gusto of youth
let us play our parts