I just finished watching Haven, A scifi series based off of Steven King’s The Colorado Kid.
In it, a town is troubled with “troubles”. The troubles are supernatural curses that affect the townspeople in a hereditary way. Meaning a specific trouble affects a particular family.The “trouble” usually shows up after a stressful or emotional occurrence. Like a death, loss, money problems, divorce, anger, strife, fear, envy, etc.
The troubles were supernatural abilities, like every-time a baby cries someone far or near dies. A person who caused weather phenomena like hurricanes and tornadoes and lightning to strike. A person who couldn’t feel anyone’s touch, or feel anything at all. A person who tortured anyone they touched with excruciating pain. A person that could shape shift. A person who turned invisible and couldn’t reappear or be heard or felt. A person who drew bullets to their body like a magnet. And as many more as one could possibly imagine.
The story centers on a few people who work tirelessly to solve the ‘troubles’. They work with the afflicted to help them with conflict resolution, and resolving their emotional struggles which seems to help stop the trouble.
My thought after the conclusion, is that in reality we are all affected by troubles that aren’t so supernatural. When crises occurs, emotional trauma, strife….we are affected and end up affecting others. We push away the ones we love, anger outbursts, drinking , drugs, depression/shutting down, silent treatments, abandonment, acting out, and more. We destroy each other and ourselves with no supernatural help needed.
We need more people working with our afflictions, helping resolve conflict and emotional struggles to help combat our “troubles’.
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