My personal 4-sided Christmas Card to you all. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays everyone. Let us hope that 2012 will bring our ailing Global Society the start of a fresh new way of thinking, as [perhaps] hinted at by the good old Mayans. If not, I shall spend the final moments of the End Times at a bar with my loved ones, sipping a glass of absinthe; my insides warming to its potency as I watch the outside world brace itself for the Full. Stop.
“Festive Fugue” aka “Confusing Memories”.
“A fugue state, formally dissociative fugue or psychogenic fugue, is a rare psychiatric disorder characterised by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality and other identifying characteristics of indivi…duality. The state is usually short-lived (ranging from hours to days), but can last months or longer. Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity.
Fugues are usually precipitated by a stressful episode, and upon recovery there may be amnesia for the original stressor (Dissociative Amnesia).” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition.
“At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self.” Brendan Francis.
“Turn to Shadow”.
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.” Aristotle.
“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” Audrey Hepburn.
All images from my ‘Online Christmas Card’ collaboration with Suzie Wildfire, December 2011.