Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Off the Deep End

As almost everyone knows the big news this week is about the lil lady astronaut, who drove 900 miles in a diaper to capture the person she saw standing in loves way.

This scenario is interesting on so many levels. To me there is a fine line between loving someone enough to lay down your life for them and being willing to take a life for them. I have loved so deeply that I would have taken injury to save the other person from pain. There are so many things a person would do for someone they love.


Grrr...I have so many thoughts on this and am having trouble getting them out.

When you love someone with a true and unselfish love, you want the other person to grow, feel loved, protect them from the world. There is give and take, there is trust and communication. There is even arguing and making up.

I really have a hard time seeing or comprehending what brings a person to the mental place where the lady was. To wear a diaper and travel to go meet the supposed lover rival. Geez, mentally you have to really be at a very scary place. That goes beyond normal into a realm of unbalanced and unstable.

This lady has so many things going for her...a career, she has been to space, (how many women can claim that? ) Yet there is something in her that is not satisfied with herself. There is something driving her beyond a level of reason.

I know people say that between love and hate is a very fine line...I just am having hard time really understand the driving force behind her desire to harm this other lady.

14 comments:

Jay said...

I think they said this woman was married too.

She definitely went over the deep end. I'm sure this will be top of the hour every hour news through the whole weekend on the cable news channels.

bardouble29 said...

Jay - Geez, I am with you. I hate when the media over plays news stories. Istop watching until it blows over.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I think the driving force was definitely mental instability. And it's probably a really good sign that you (or I for that matter) can't understand why someone would behave like that.

Dorky Dad said...

Love drives you nuts. Either that or mysterious gasses from out of space drives you nuts. I can't think of which one. Maybe they're a lethal combination or something.

bardouble29 said...

Whimsical - Yes, I agree its good that we don't understand what drove her. Its just crazy to me.

Dorky - Yes I have to agree with you, must me the crazy gasses from outer space that drover her to it.

The Lone Beader said...

Hi Barb! I tagged you in today's post=:)

Em said...

When I read about this poor woman, I think there has to be more going on in her life than just a little jealousy. She must have reached a very troubled place in her life. Yeah, we all laugh a bit about the diaper aspect. But it is sad too.

david santos said...

Very nice
Tank you

Baron Ectar said...

I heard about this on the radio driving to work yesterday and almost died laughing - but then I was sad because you are right she has something missing from her life and needs help.

susan said...

You know...the whole diaper thing...going 900 miles wouldn't she have to stop for gas? Couldn't she just use the real bathroom then?

She's just wacko. I don't understand how she managed to pass all the testing for going into space. It's just really sad...

Wizened Wizard said...

I wonder if there's a standard government hiring process that's used by NASA and perhaps Homeland Security... the Pentagon... the CIA...

All kidding aside, you wrote a good and thoughtful post.

Anne said...

Setting aside for a moment the fact that she was married to someone else... This lady astronaut was obviously quite taken with the male astronaut. Having built up a false, idealized concept of him in her mind, wanting badly to believe he was her perfect man, she couldn't accept that he wanted to be with someone else or that he could possibly hurt her. Someone is to blame for her pain, but it can't be him or herself... so it must be the other woman. She projects all the wrongdoing onto her. It's easier to do that than to face the devastating truth that Mr. Perfect is not so perfect.
...it's just a theory.

captain corky said...

She has to be mentally unstable! I hope she gets the help she needs. The world is getting sicker by the minute.

Dirk_Star said...

I think Lisa is getting a bad rap in the media. Look through the history of our male astronauts and you’ll be a bit shocked by what you find; Suicide, alcoholism and any number of mental problems.

What do you do after going up in space? What thrill compares with riding a rocket into space and walking in weightlessness? Worse yet, who do you talk to about the experience? The male astronauts have suffered for years and it is one of Nasa’s best kept secrets.

Lisa was played. She believed she’d found a kindred spirit, someone who understood what she’d experienced and shared her wonder. She truly believed she had found a lover who could share the knowledge and magic she had witnessed. He lied and played her.

Maybe this is the thrill he seeks to equal the thrill of space. Lisa broke, but my god what a betrayal she must have felt. Thinking she had found the companion who would understand what she felt about traveling in space and the depression of never going back.

The captain who played her is a criminal in my book...