Hey guys! I am so glad to be back here with you! It`s been quite a while since I last expressed myself through written words, but I will make up for it. Pinky promise! I lost myself lately. Between thousands of photos to sort and edit, family situations, the Instagram`s crazy race and just life in general, I started to feel tired and overwhelmed. That also explains my complete evanescence from Instagram Stories. I just needed to eliminate some of the tasks in order to stay sane.
But let me explain this further. Today I experienced again one of those very humbling and emotional moments where someone calls you a true inspiration. She`s a very cool Instagrammer and I am pretty sure she knows very well how things are working behind the social media curtains. But I noticed most of the people I interact with, don`t. If only I could get a dollar for every single time I heard this question: `But what are you doing all day long? ` For some reason people like to assume I am this slightly taller fairy, who just wakes up in the morning and with the touch of a wand turns all the dirty dishes into amazing visual content. What a beautiful dream… But bummer! Most of the time you`ll find the fairy squinting her eyes to a laptop screen. Starved and looking like a complete mess. And if there`s one thing I have to admit, is the fact that I can`t make up my mind easily. And it doesn`t help, of course. `But I thought you are a resolute woman! ` one of my friends said. `Well, not when it comes to visuals. ` I answered.?
So in the end, I decided that no matter how much it counts to be present on Stories, I would much rather invest that time into great visuals. Something that`s so much worthy than a 24-hour story. Right?
Ending the Instagram subject, I still made some time today to read some of Jung`s theories. Did you guys ever read Jung? I just did a moment ago and it made my head spin. It just reminded me of how complicated and individual each and every one of us is. Something to be celebrated, indeed. It`s just that every time I think about how complex we are, physically and psychologically I get a little scarred. It`s like my tiny bubble, where there`s only me and my close ones living a simple and fulfilled life, gets smashed. And we all become just some tiny insignificant ants. I can`t help myself but to return to the subject of evolution, the one that got us to this level of complexity. And realize once more how little each and every one matters in the course of nature and life.
But how did I ended up reading Jung, you might ask. You see, I got this very cultivated friend (Somehow I always end up in the great company of such people. I guess I must be looking really pretentious.?) and she came up with this cool idea of an intelligent t-shirt. The intelligent t-shirt is a tee that has the purpose of educating the wearer and the people it interacts with. No, it`s nothing SF or high tech about it, it`s just a cool tee which has some elevated quotes printed on. I chose my quote to be “The normal man is a fiction” by Jung, simply because I liked the way it sounded. Wore it proudly and then realized I might have no idea what the quote is all about. I could have tried to predict, but then again, this is Jung. When it comes to such deep levels of psychoanalysis you can`t really predict. So, now I found myself in the need to take a deeper look. See? The intelligent t-shirt already started to do it`s magic.
`Nature is aristocratic. The normal man is a fiction, although certain generally valid laws do exist. Psychic life is a development that can easily be arrested on the lowest levels. It is as though every individual had a specific gravity, in accordance with which he either rises, or sinks down, to the level where he reaches his limit. His views and convictions will be determined accordingly. ` Jung said.
I found the quote comes from a study regarding the psychological relationship of two partners and it`s about the different stages of psychological development one reaches, in accordance with his age and the sum of experiences. And just as expected, the word normal doesn`t refer to what is consider to be sane, as one might think, but much rather to a certain level of psychological development and individuation one should reach. But just as Jung says, there is no such thing. `because that development is a question of individual capacity. `But I am not getting much deeper into this cause it`s rocket science, brain surgery, call it as you`d like.?
Bottom line I took the t-shirt, wore it once and ended up a little more educated. Hmmm, I never thought it would work so well. ? Thank you so much Paula!
I am wearing Roy Rogers denim jacket | Tricoul Inteligent Dunia | Mango earrings | Zara skirt and mules | H&M trousers.
Photos by Simona Nutu.