the Wakefield Doctrine (‘…shh…’)
I have said in previous Posts that I can’t write (a Post) until I come up with a subtitle that ‘feels right’. It is a funny thing, but then again, everything that is happening here at the Doctrine these days are ‘funny things’. Of course, I don’t mean ‘ha ha’ funny things, no I mean the increasingly common feeling I get that makes me think: ‘jeez why would it occur to me to write that?’ (you need go no further than this Post, to get what I am talking about). But its happening more and more.
I read other blogs as much as I can. Some for the intellectual workout such as Oscar’s (“I’ve been meaning to tell you“) or Jason’s (Project:Enlightenment), others for the pleasure of reading, Mel’s (Spatula in the Wilderness) or even our own Roger ( a history) and still others I read for the sheer guilty pleasure, like ronins (The Life and Times…)
But there have been no blogs that I don’t get something out of, even if it is nothing more than making me think, ‘nice lick! ‘yeah, I want to be able to do that’!
Perhaps that is what is driving this Post today, a sense of ‘hey this blogging thing is not what I thought it would be. Don’t ask me what I thought it would be, because that would require me to put myself in a mental place before I did this and how can that be a valid…‘ (ok, kids step away from the clarklike answer, leave it be. We’ll leave, so it can pull itself into the metaphysical forest and die (or maybe be alright.) That’s how Jethro intended things to be kids! Natural reality is beautiful and perfect.)
Never mind the Ed Sullivan-ing1 that we get when we see/read a perfectly well-intentioned effort to reach out to a cold universe that is met with a rolled-up newspaper swatting by a misanthropic, mass-culture-based diety…(it’s back! I told you to let it go and be by itself, kids. Now I have to put it out of it’s misery myself.)
(No matter how much we want to believe to the contrary, the statement: ‘this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you’ is actually true.)
Stop, clark, stop right now. Teach us something new. Leave the emotional sharing to the rogers who know how to do it.
(Whew! Thank you ma’am, I reckin I needed that).
So, todays ‘Lesson From the Doctrine’ is: we can see ourselves in everyone and everything we encounter during the day. The core of the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers is predicated upon the truth of this: that we all have the potential strengths of all three forms.
For various reasons (which will be explored when somebody f*ckin asks), we become one of the three. But until the day we die we can see through the eyes of the others because that capacity is and always has been within us.
(Hey Hey A big shoutout to Slovena!! Yeah! They be joinin our european contingency! Rock that international shit, yo. Watchin the West Coast too! We don’t be havin no tupac/biggie shit round here. Glad to have you, far out man/manette)
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1) Ed Sullivaned for those too young to get the reference, Ed Sullivan was an ex-newspaper guy who got a variety show in the early days of TV. All he would do is introduce acts and sometimes do a really strained interact with a guest. Ed looked a lot like Richard Nixon doing entertainment. Anyway, the term Ed Sullivaning refers to the vicarious embarrassment that is sometimes the result of watching live acts screw up. The show was on live and it had juggling acts, (a lot of juggling acts). And when the guy up on stage with the plates spinning on a stick (?!) would have them drop, some of us watching would feel embarrassed sitting safely in our homes.)