“The Boy” Symbology

In re-reading the final proof for “The Boy” (a book we wrote), we noticed even more symbology than before.  We’d started keeping track and notating the symbols, double/triple/quadruple/quintuple meanings before, but this time we noticed a difference.

They have / the book has a religious significance to it.  And this makes no sense in one sense in that we were never a religious type of person until this April Fool’s Day (appropriately enough, don’t cha’ think we are thinking laughing about the matter!).  On the other hand we’ve always been split on the matter of religion: the Scientists half denying (and yes, the Scientists make up about half my mind; the scientists and factual data kinda folks – what I think people would call “right brained”, or the analytical half) – and then the ’emotions’ kinda feelin’ fuzzy on this one, listening to the Scientist’s mind.

Okay, so there you go: maybe I built this thing into the book without knowing it.

Here ya’ go (in case anyone is interested.  Might ‘spoil’ the book for interested readers out there (I doubt there are some or none; just wonderin’.) – but on the other hand, I’m not spilling the beans on this story (it’s a fictional one … but on the other hand … it’s one full of wonders … and we get to wonderin’ the closer we look.)

In this book “The Boy” (named appropriately enough) – even the cover has hidden surprises when you get to looking at it closely enough; studying the picture up there (look at the logo I done used on this post – most of everything I do).

It has a religious meaning.  It has a darkness meaning.  It has ‘insider meaning’ (guiding hidden child).  It has a meaning of “hope”.  All that is built right into that picture you are looking at – and that’s just a FEW of the things in our ‘cover for the book’.  Go ahead; look at it if you want; see if you can figure them out there.

But going through this book we also discovered (among about 1000 other symbols) – these things:

The sparrow represents the boy, who represents love, who equals god, and is in ‘some‘ ways Jesus Christ.
The crow stands for the boy’s Father who represents Satan, a fallen angel – who is still torn by his love for and of God.  God is also torn by his love for Satan; but troubled by his ‘misbehavior’.
Matthew in this book (he’s one of the 5 or so who helped ‘wrote’ it) – is the Archangel Michael – troubled and torn by his past (the wars among angels) – hurting by what he’s done.  To say more would ruin this story for you.
The Cops represent MAN, who:
A) Must follow ‘procedure’ (intellect, or in a religious sense – since what we do often has more than just a few meanings – the Bibles, Torahs, Koran’s and things.) . . . which can lead to injustices and things, OR,
B) Follow their ‘gut’ hunches and things (meaning their heart) to do good things; disregarding those ‘bibles’ of theirs – and in doing so ‘seeing’ … better things.

So there ya go.  Just a few of a thousand things.

One is a blue car.  Blue is the color of the sky = freedom.
The other is white.  It meant the color of angels.
Scene in Shed 1 represents the Crucifixion.
Scene in Shed 2 goes to Hell.

Like I said: there’s a lot in this book.  Don’t rush out and buy it now: the Kindle version has some ‘mistakes’ (like I said; we’re working on the final proof) – and we’re gonna have to market it somehow (pdf file, we are thinking, available on DVD? – so you can ‘see’ the comments and things?  We don’t know … or footnotes on each page?…. any idea out there, folks?  I wanna keep this thing CHEAP! – and any proceeds are going towards disadvantaged children (though I might buy myself some new teeth: tired of chewin’ on just one side for the past few years …. and I’m gonna have to get new glasses: wearin’ two pairs of reading glasses in the morning just to see …. well, not that I mind the wife sayin’ it looks kinda funny; but I don’t need but one after awhile … but drivin’ at night ain’t no good anymore … LOL’ing – I hate putting money towards me anytime; it’s just not good.)

Anyway: just some thoughts.  We’re gonna see on down the road.  Thinking I’ll be lucky if we sell just one.  LOL’ing!

(That oughta buy a stick of gum.  To give to some kid at the store.  The one who looks down on his luck sometimes …. again, we’ll see.  Done it before.  Love seein’ them smile.)


About jeffssong

JW is an adult childhood abuse survivor with DID*. He grew up in a violent family devoid of love and affection. He is a military brat and veteran. He no longer struggles with that past. In 1976 JW began writing "The Boy". It took 34 years to complete. It is currently on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004T3IVKK ), or if you prefer hard copy, on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681). JW resides somewhere in the deep South. He is disabled and living with family. Note: Please feel free to take what you need; all is free to all. With that in mind, keep it that way to others. Thank you. We have 3 Blogs - One for our younger days, 0-10 (The Little Shop of Horrors); one for our Teen Alter and his 'friends' (also alters) with a lot of poetry; and finally "my" own, the Song of Life (current events and things)
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One Response to “The Boy” Symbology

  1. Kat & Co says:

    A book. impressed. we cant write ours for love nor money.(not that we have either) too painful. (or it would be if we could feel)
    too confused! (thats obvious)
    dont have the patience (or patients).


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