Category Archives: Individuation

Signature Strokes

  In the world of Fine Art, such as painting, one can, if one has the knowledge of such things, know who the painter is without seeing a signature somewhere on the canvas. It has to do with the manner … Continue reading

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Cocoons and Comfort Zones

    I think the issue with the “authentic self” and finding it is that life teaches us how to lose it at a very young age, to shy away from ourselves and run toward standards and expectations.  __Farah Lawal … Continue reading

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About Authenticity

Writer’s Island prompts #12 and #13 “Change For the Better” Was a bit disappointed when I went to see what the prompt might be for today. My last blog was about all the changes I have had to deal with, … Continue reading

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Wild Thing II

  The Socialization Process Blanket. The day before yesterday, as I was finishing my blog, I realized that I would have to come back and add more in the way of explanation. Thus the title and subtitle of this present … Continue reading

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Wild Thing

Writer’s Island Journals Prompt #7 Describe the future  In the course of growing up, each of us goes through what is called the Socialization process. We learn, are taught to be good useful members of the group. Our teachers are … Continue reading

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I Just Don’t Know

One of the greatest, and possibly most profound, advantages of keeping a journal is that it is the one secure place where one can openly admit that one simply doesn’t know. Why is that the hardest thing to do? To just … Continue reading

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Extended Metaphor

My last blog, the story of the little seed, was an extended metaphor. A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike objects. The comparison is meant to bring about a deeper understanding of the compared object. An extended metaphor is … Continue reading

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