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finite. needy. prone to mistakes.

I came to see that the core of all my problems was my sense of inadequacy . . . At that time I didn’t understand shame . . . in my grandiosity I was either superhuman (exceptional) or inhuman (wormlike.) I was never first human. If I tried to be more than human...
Lou Reed @ Dostoyevsky

Lou Reed @ Dostoyevsky

    Alyosha in The Brothers Karamazov. The classic hero in a dysfunctional family. Most psychically wounded people do┬ánot become saints, but maybe they should. If a person dies of sadness, or simply doesn’t have the balls to overcome a painful...
I See You

I See You

“Evil was defined as the use of power to destroy the spiritual growth of others for the purpose of defending and preserving the integrity of their own sick selves.” M. Scott Peck from People of the Lie The emergency did not begin at the election....
You are the one

You are the one

“Man’s lack of power to moderate and restrain the affects (emotions) I call Bondage. For the man who is subject to affects is under the control, not of himself, but of fortune, in whose power he so greatly is that often, though he can see himself what is...
auto-immune

auto-immune

“The actor is an athlete of the heart.” Antonin Artaud     4AM MIND by Catherine Bresner What an ordinary wound this is that I poke-poke with grubby fingers tending to the past. I stand near the bathroom mirror a naked wet shadow against the...
teachings of the talking pumpkin

teachings of the talking pumpkin

“All art comes from terrific failure and terrific needs that we have. It is about the difficulty of being a self because one is neglected. Everywhere in the modern world there is neglect, the need to be recognized, which is not satisfied. Art is a way of...