Kurt Vonnegut’s texts were some of the first that I studied and they have always left an imprint upon me. I have recently been reminded of Vonnegut’s idea of people, being ordered into that of Karass or Granfalloon. The former always brings a smile to my lips. Karass being a soul pod, people who resonate on a deep level, there is a purity and a spiritual magnetism. A nurturing and wholeness to this relationship, a trust, a sweetness and a deep understanding. It’s a coming together of beauty and one of truth. In a Karass, you deeply feel your place. People brought together for a divine purpose as opposed to Granfalloon who kind of fall together, out of need, dependency, they could be in a school class together or they follow the same sports team. No deep, soul connection, the bond is shallow, lacks depth and can often be maintained for appearances, or comfort sake. Hanging with the Karass is life and joy giving, it is deep and is magical. Granfalloon quite the contrary, it can be tiring, lonely, depleting and confusing. Something we fall into and can often become stuck in. It can take lifetimes to find ones Karass, linear time has no place here when found it is worth the wait of lifetimes.
I am having a profound love affair with the Karass. The purity of the Karass is free from dependency or expectation. Space where we meet with mutual curiosity, self-inquiry and self-responsibility and a commonality to want the best for our loved ones. After spending a delightful, essential few years in solitude learning to meet and hold myself, I have come to a place of truly being able to sit openly in connection and love with my Karass, Karass are like a nurturing, nourishing pot of soup, healing medicine for the soul, it tastes amazing, it is steeped in authenticity, something that is handcrafted, tendered to lovingly and is comforting. It nourishes soul, spirit, bones and every cell that resides in this precious skin sack. X