A psychology of life’s morning and a psychology of its afternoon. – Carl Jung

Jung has been giving me food for thought during recent lunch breaks. Today the few pages I managed to get through (before rushing to Primark, got to keep a balance) talked about how when one is young, your life and your neuroses unfold; when one is older, they contract. What might be an ambition when… Continue reading A psychology of life’s morning and a psychology of its afternoon. – Carl Jung

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I protected him from his enemies, but I could not protect him from his friends. – Varys

I am having a period of fluctuating friendships. I am having a period of a fluctuating attachment to the Game of Thrones book series. Related? Intertwined? Meaningful? I mean. Obviously not. But humour me, introspection is my jam right now. Both involve something like a loyalty. It can verge on obsession, a bit crush-like (steady… Continue reading I protected him from his enemies, but I could not protect him from his friends. – Varys

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of living. – Cicero

Death seems to be present at the moment. Present, or imminent. Someone yesterday made a throwaway remark about how life is short, don't waste it. Yet the context made this overused, tired cliché resonate. Too much of my mental energy is consumed by worry that those I love might die. I know that this can… Continue reading The life of the dead is placed in the memory of living. – Cicero

Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be. – Jane Austen

Today I had a conversation about the many awful things about living in London. It was mentioned that this city is an awful place to be spiritual because stepping out the door means encountering a number of stressful things. Never mind just staying behind the door; paychecks can never be appreciated when you have to… Continue reading Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be. – Jane Austen

You are either a normal person or a sexist. – Maisie Williams

I was having a mild brain-wander about the reconciliation between feminism and religion today on the bus home from work. This replaced the 5.30pm restless snooze that a 50 minute bus journey has made a semi-normal part of my day. Somehow all that I could think about was definition. From the inside perspective, one can… Continue reading You are either a normal person or a sexist. – Maisie Williams

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. – Oscar Wilde

I've been in enough "is this a date?" situations. Before you think this is countless amounts, a couple is more than enough. I hope I never have to sit through it again, whether I'm sitting in a café or at my laptop, cringing away from a person or a Messenger screen. A (male) friend postulated that… Continue reading Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. – Oscar Wilde

In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief. – John Barrymore

An episode of Netflix's "Love" shows a mess of a woman struggling to spend an evening alone without getting drunk or high; an addict the show may portray her to be, but the cliché perpetuates that us young 'uns (anyone under 40) just don't know how to be alone. Or is it that we're so… Continue reading In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief. – John Barrymore