Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Early Work: Archetypes and Fear Modulation

So this was some deep Joseph Campbell collective unconsciousness shit. Age 6:

Some sort of baby leaps up onto its bed to greet the new day as represented by the blank slate all-white window. To the side, an eerie but not-entirely-malignant lurking monolith.

On the reverse, no, I wasn't working blue. I just took very deeply to the notion that one could calculate lightning distance by counting the gap between flash and boom. I earnestly (and quite on my own) was working on ways to manage fear with knowledge.

He wrote this as a reminder to his future self. He's worried I'd forget this. As I go through ancient boxes, I find many such deliberate reminders. I've noted a bunch of them previously.

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