The instincts are taking over. I am an enabler. We shall see where this goes. Alien to me yet true to me. Both.
I find more gusto in yesterday's drawings than in the painting. I worry "2016 No.9" is getting too busy, too complicated. That is me the intellectual talking. Introspection is important, as is respect for intuition and instinct. The struggle between the conscious and unconscious is real and intuitive at best, confusing at worst. Should I go to Sigmund Freud to explain this to myself... ego, superego, id, crossing as it does from the conscious to the preconscious to the unconscious. I like Carl Jung's way of thinking better. This from Wikipedia: "The collective unconscious, however, is the deepest level of the psyche, containing the accumulation of inherited psychic structures and archetypal experiences. Archetypes are not memories but images with universal meanings that are apparent in the culture's use of symbols. The collective unconscious is therefore said to be inherited and contain material of an entire species rather than of an individual. Every person shares the collective unconscious with the entire human race, as Jung puts it: [the] 'whole spiritual heritage of mankind's evolution, born anew in the brain structure of every individual'."
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