Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Reverse Psychology…

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First, ‘the act’ was valued for its consequence alone.

The Natural State.

Then, the origin of ‘the act’ was called into question.

“With what intent did ‘the act’ issue forth?”

This inversion can be deemed a first step in self knowledge.

We can see just how far from the Natural State this is…

And the second step?

Another inversion, this time to discover ‘the act’s’ unconscious intent.

Already, the conscious intent has become familiar as an apparel.

But it is seen as a surface only, which reveals some things but conceals more.

This is, ‘intent, as symptom in need of diagnosis’.

“Is there a Physician in the house?”

Saving for a rainy day …

The Silent Eye

The fish need feeding… their food cannisters need refilling too. The bird feeder needs completely restocking…and it is freezing outside. Not only is it cold enough to make a snowman shiver, it is raining… the kind of rain that falls as stinging darts making the presence of each drop sharp and immediate. I shiver, watching the blood withdraw from my fingertips, feeling them shrink and stiffen with the cold and I wrestle with the frozen metal of the lock. Raindrops trickle across my scalp, slithering down my neck. It is not a day to be outdoors… but the fish and the birds need to be fed, regardless of my misery.

Opening the shed, I squeeze past my son’s wheelchair to reach the feed. I remember, just for a moment, coming onto the hospital ward one day and seeing the longing on his face as he watched the raindrops on the…

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