psychology

Dark Shadows

The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
– Carl Jung, Aion (Collected Works Vol. 9), 1951

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/11, 60 mm

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Dancing On Your Own


“I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free.”

Movie Quote from: Elizabethtown (2005) – Claire Colburn (Kristen Dunst)

I have this recurring dream where I’m sitting in a stuffy office on a stiff leather couch, hands folded tensely across my lap. I’m explaining how my life has a soundtrack; how there’s always music in my head, either real or imaginary. The glassy-eyed doctor sitting opposite me in a high-back chair leans forward slightly, locks eyeballs with me and quietly asks — as if revealing a secret, “Do you dance to it?”

Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol – 1981