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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Besoin, Be soi
Guess what? It turns out that I have way more need to be acknowledged, affectionately, than I like to think. Or like to pretend. I'm not sure there's a difference.

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From: ex_benlinus Date: April 13th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's Sensitive Week for everyone it seems.
Big Man Hugs, Charlie Bertsch.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 13th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

My goodness, what have I become?
tommix From: tommix Date: April 13th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're cute!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 13th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Works for me. But don't let Skylar hear you call her that. Oh, no. That would not be good.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: April 13th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
haha, yeah, me too. i try to keep the need in check with heavy doses of rationality but it doesn't always work out.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 13th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Rationality is like Vitamin A. Too much of it can leave you blind.
From: e4q Date: April 13th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


is that a kind of thinking?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 13th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pretending

I think it can be. I was referring more to the specific construction, "I like to think," than the meaning of "to think," but it's interesting to speculate that the latter might be a form of pretense.
From: e4q Date: April 13th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re:i like to think

seems to imply a kind of doubling. the liking and the thinking being a bit of a pretend
and pretending is a sort of exploration. formally, mimesis, but with much more interesting uses in everyday life. playing, learning, subrterfuge, criminality.
i used to like that stuff about mimesis, i seem to remember something interesting from roger callois about it, and stuff about doubles.
katieengl From: katieengl Date: April 13th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

oh good

i was starting to think you were super human! everyone needs that, and trust me you are regarded affectionately by a great many people, myself included.
From: marcegoodman Date: April 15th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Is it a preferred version of yourself that is underacknowledged? The British psychoanalyst Adam Phillips (a former fave) once suggested that we are never misunderstood we are only understood in ways we don't like. Back east, amongst a deeper density of kith and kin than usual, I've had plenty of occasion to think about this.
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