Friday, June 16, 2006
The Drawing Hand
"The Drawing Hand"
"The difference seems to lie mainly in the function which doodling has in the lives of the untrained normal and abnormal individuals.While doodles may occupy a significant part in the life of the mentally ill, they are incidental products of the normal. Occasional observations of untrained normal individuals, as well as self-observations, suggest that doodling tends to occur while one is either "unoccuoied" or in a state of distracted attention, i.e., when the ego is fully occupied with something else. At first one is frequently aware of a certain purposive idea, an "intention to draw", which may refer to any geometrical or decorative design. In some instances, one may "intend" to reproduce some object in the environment; in others, there is no such intention. In the course of doodling this intention gets lost. The drawing hand "creates" autonomously; lines or steps "suggest" subsequent ones. Clinical Observations suggest that doodling has a frequent if not regular dynamic function for the normal: Fantasies and thoughts hidden in doodles are those of which the doodler wants to liberate himself, lest they disturb the process of concentration. While there are cases in which the function of doodling is similar for psychotics, in mant, and probably in most, instances its function is quite different. The doodle tends to be taken "seriously"; it may becomes a highly invested product.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Today Is Today
Monday, June 12, 2006
One Giant Step Back
"One Giant Step Back"
"Life became less easy for me: When the body is sad the heart languishes. It seemed to me that I was half unlearned what I had never learned and yet knew so well- how to live. I think it was probably then that everything began."
Albert Camus "The Fall" 1957
Friday, June 09, 2006
You Ruined Everything
Thursday, June 08, 2006
The ultimate in self destruction.
I have a huge fear of getting my right hand cut off.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
Must Be Destroyed
"Must Be Destroyed"
Destructive, angry, and afraid.
Deceitful light without bright colors.
Almost fighting to not be drab, boring, and forgotten.
Nothing left. Must be destroyed.