Idealization And Envy

Idealization and envy are antipodal twins.  Idealization produces colossi that bestride the psychological world and can produce claustrophobia.   Adoration mingles with envy, so that the result can be a secret desire to escape that can manifest itself as a feeling of being so hemmed in as to want to make a jail break.  A wife who over idealizes her husband may be moved to seek affairs to liberate herself from the tyranny of her adoration.  This is passing strange and also...


Envy is a pygmy with a blow gun shooting venomous darts.  Often these are words that take aim at the heat and try to stop it from beating.

Our Responsibility To The Dead

What is our responsibility to the dead?  Only the care of all that lives.  This is a sentiment that strikes me as strange but true, not one  that I would have expected to discover within my breast in my heart when I was younger.  It connects me with the ancestor worship that is so fundamental because we owe everything to our ancestors without whom we would not be.  The sun, too, is our ancestor, that young star by whose light we...

Help And Hell

If you ask for help and catch hell, you will learn not to ask for help.  The result is solitary confinement.


Occasionally a nightmare can act like a bulldozer clearing away vast quantities ofpsychological rubble.