Shining threads

Shining threads

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Freud's fixations

Freud thought it was unhealthy to have an oral fixation.
This indicated arrested development at a previous stage.
Yet what part of us participates in as much pleasure as our mouth?

We taste, we speak, we kiss, we lick, we whistle, we suck, we pout, we smile.

Truly, if eyes are the window of the soul then the mouth is the front-door.

Freud's great mistake was his own fixation on pathology rather than health.

Heaven knows what his own hang-ups were.
Better scholars than I might be able to explain
but I hear he had a liking for cocaine,
so that suggests to me he had a nasal fixation.

Very conveniently, he never mentioned that in his writing, did he?

We define ourselves by what we exclude.

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