Lol. Thank you for the post, I really appreciate it... and thanks for putting yourself out there. I really want to grasp what you're saying, so my Big Picture of the world is more accurate.
I am just laughing because you're stepping on my toes too. I mean, that last paragraph, for example, I felt waves of pretention by the wording you chose. I don't think you meant that, though; it's just what it triggered when it reached me. It's like we are trying to communicate by reading out of foreign-language manuals, and both of us are garbling the translations. Thank goodness neither of us is armed! (... uh.. you're NOT packing... are you???)
I think when I take your hand so that you can guide me into your world, remember that you're also taking my hand and thus entering mine. Maybe we will both see something together.
... still at work, feeling ill, not home tonight either. I'll get back to you when I can.