I would say that humans are natural to the earth, like a bush that's selfing and becoming weird-looking---sweeping, I know, but your tie question's got me dizzy.
Tie's have no life-line, as somewhere along it's branches of production, the pulse was probably severed by using *unfair labour (perhaps if it was lovingly hand-made, especially for the wearer, it might have a life?) I take it back. Life, as in continuing vibrations that can be measured(?), are found in things that grow. *Would that include money? A sobering thought. I suppose it depends on what value we put on it. So, I think we're just making it all up as we go along, loving ourselves (and teddy!) (or not loving, as with your housebound woman.)
(*Obviously, I'd say no, because of my unfair labour comment.)
I believe that to find love and life in money means being deluded, so I'll have to back up even farther...sometimes, our idea of value is misguided.
[This message has been edited by kif kif (09-22-2006 04:27 AM).]