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November 8, 2013

Butterfly

Filed under: Amusement — bitchontheblog @ 22:13
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Thank you Phil, Tom and John for making me laugh in response to my post in which I ask people to not apologize for their existence. Your replies most spirited. Tom, you’ve got to man up: I won’t eat you alive. And don’t worry about your toe: Will pickle it. Am sure Vienna’s Josephinum only too delighted to exhibit your extremity.

Today is Rorschach’s 129th birthday.  He was good at those prints stimulating your mind. The whole story rather tedious so here is the gist: Found myself, professionally, in name of research, on set of a Freud look-a-like’s office. Circa 1980. Being handed one sheet after the other. It was fun. Fed my imagination. I saw more in those pictures than there was to see. Never engage with a Freudian. It’s limiting. All they are interested in is your sex life. My sex life was fine. With which words – once my patience ran out with the man – I got up and left.

And remember: Always concentrate on either the black OR the white. That way you’ll see far more than you ever imagined.

Hugs and kisses,

U

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8 Comments »

  1. Yes. Saw Rorschach on the Google doodle. Pretty fascinating stuff.

    Comment by Maria — November 9, 2013 @ 03:45 | Reply

    • Yes, Maria, it is fascinating indeed. Not so much as a ‘diagnostic’ tool (I believe it’s not used any longer) as just kickstarting our imagination, being playful by letting the mind run free – if we allow it to. I remember a sunny Sunday afternoon when a group of friends of mine (we were in our late teens) got totally lost in Rorschach: Six people, same depictions, six totally different interpretations. Oh, did we laugh – pointing fingers at each other – when we compared notes. What is one person’s butterfly is another’s hangman.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — November 9, 2013 @ 04:55 | Reply

  2. Shrinks give up on me! You are welcome to try and I am willing to be your guinea pig.

    Comment by rummuser — November 9, 2013 @ 16:15 | Reply

  3. Yes, I like the way the Rorschach test feeds your imagination. Though I guess you could show people just about any picture, abstract or otherwise, and they’d see different things in it and react in different ways. Which is what makes visiting an art gallery with someone else so fascinating.

    Comment by nick — November 10, 2013 @ 15:00 | Reply

    • Yes & everyone will get a different impression from the same Rorschach test. Maybe a smart psychiatrist could find out some things about you that you didn’t know.

      Comment by bikehikebabe66 — November 11, 2013 @ 15:39 | Reply

      • “… find out some things about you that you didn’t know”. What makes a psychiatrist smart, Cynthia? They may know the theory, they are still given to their own prejudices, predilections – colouring their view. And why oh why oh why do we need to “find out” that which we don’t necessarily need to know? You can tell, can’t you: Am currently on mission to stop people from naval gazing. Look at the horizon instead. So much more to see.

        U

        Comment by bitchontheblog — November 11, 2013 @ 16:05 | Reply

  4. I took a look at those ink blots. They all looked like modern art, which (by the way) I don’t understand. What, pray tell, does that say about me?

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — November 11, 2013 @ 20:47 | Reply

    • What it says about you? My dear Lorna, I haven’t got the faintest idea. Maybe you just can’t be arsed. Would have loved to see you sitting opposite that awful little man. Why am I laughing at the very thought of the two of you? Anyway. Dare say he is dead now.

      U

      Comment by Ursula — November 12, 2013 @ 04:14 | Reply


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