I have made the terrible WordPress equivalent of, at worst, a Freudian slip and, at best, a simple faux pas.
In my defence, I am an unchaperoned novice in the field of philosophy and psychoanalysis let loose on the internet.
Surely it is not safe to read Freud and to then simply log on to WordPress and start looking at pictures of flowers and such objects – laden as they are with all sorts of hidden meaning and symbolism ready to set alight the minds of the feeble.
After my new found studies on Freud, my sense of understanding – which previously was based on the usual snippets of general knowledge – is coalescing into something darker and far more dangerous.
So it was that I came across a delightful post of an old botanical wall chart distinguishing different types of acorns. The blogger of this charming horticultural information had no way of knowing that on the other side of the world lurked a deeply disturbed woman.
An unusually phallic acorn from the Californian region immediately caught my eye and there and then I made some schoolgirl comment – thinking naturally that all viewers would immediately be so amused by my observation. However it is possible that my details are being passed to Homeland Security as I write.
At least this little journey has sent me back out across WordPress land to find other bloggers who might at least recognise this type of problem and perhaps be able to offer professional advice at a small fee.
Acknowledging my repressed state, I of course apologise profusely, defer to my parents for all my shortcomings and possibly also blame Professor Michael Roth – as I have now made some transference to him as a paternal figure in my education.
It’s all going to be very strange from here on I’m sure as we move on to study Woolf.
There is currently an exhibition about Women and the Mind Doctors in London’s Freud Museum for those who want to tackle the great question ‘What the (insert extra words) do women want?’ http://medicalhumanities.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/exhibition-at-londons-freud-museum-mad-bad-and-sad-women-and-the-mind-doctors/
From the website:
Inspired by Lisa Appignanesi’s acclaimed book, Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present, the exhibition highlights the experience of women and their relationship to those who confined, cared for and listened to them. It also shows how women today conduct their own explorations of mind and imagination in challenging works of art.
Image from Dr Freud’s Cabaret – new blog – drfreudscabaret.wordpress.com
Acorn image from honest-food.net