As we grew up we struggled to create a 'social-self' that would shield us against the onslaughts of other people. (I'm sure you'll remember glancing at your reflection in shop-windows to ensure that the lie was being maintained.) If we can perfect this, we'll hardly ever get laughed at against our will, but the imagination will be our enemy - because it refuses to present us as "sensitive", or "tough", or "charming", or "mature", or whatever else we're pretending to be.
Keith Johnstone

1 comment:

  1. i was just about to post what i just did when i read this. such a poetic coincidence, i think. not pretending is often very, very diffucult but oh so important.