I ran into the woods trying to get ahead of some dark clouds to a familiar berry patch. I scooped up a minute’s worth of harvest and was out as quickly as I came. On the sidewalk marching home, the sky above me was a perfect split- half blue and clear, and half dark and roiling. Where I stood in the middle, a light mist showered me, and behind me lightning and thunder collided.
In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.
Hey, we’re T +13 since leaving Milwaukee for Seattle. My lady friend, our cat and I are living in one room above a friend’s yoga studio, but that will change soon. The (affordable) rental market is tight in these parts and school is about to start, which makes things tighter.
In any case, the top photo shows a section of the Wisconsin cottage garden, which I thinned out through sales and giveaways in the weeks before our departure. Fortunately, the new tenants wanted everything that remained to stay in place. The bottom photo shows the selection of plants that rode with us during the 3-day, 2,000-mile trip. More on that, as well as scenes from the Emerald City, in a few hours.
I do not know the actors in the video but this is totally my spouse and me.
Except I force her to dance with me in the freezer aisle at Trader Joe’s instead of the car because 1) they put the best music over the sound system and 2) Hello? Large space with built-in full-area cooling. It’s as if they meant for it to be used as a dance floor.
Also. Because I ate something nasty the other day and offered it to her… just in case.
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After the flea market I went to the antiques fair (I’m hopeless, I know) where I found a nice little red coral branch pendant. Red coral is called blood coral in Dutch & protection of the heart & vessels is one of its properties. However when I got home & looked it up I found out that it’s also strongly associated with Medousa, as according to ancient Greek lore it’s her petrified blood & as such gives very strong protection! She makes herself known to me in such surprising ways lately & I’m very grateful. Anyway, here’s the pendant in its cleansing bath, with sea salt & fresh rue among other things, in a goddess-shaped shotglass! Naked ladies always are goddesses to me 😉 #coral #pendant #jewelry #protection #medusa #gorgo #magic #witchcraft #witchesofinstagram #denhaag #nederland