The idea of us having two faces or two sides is pretty common (and fascinating). A part of shadow, or a “the contrary of me, inside me”, anything schizophrenic…
So maybe we really have “another me” inside us. Most of the time, the idea says that the other one is very different. A quiet person has a tyrant inside. A mean human has a shy kid hidden in their head. Etc.
Sometimes it’s funny to extend and combine. For example, take the couple Lennon/McCartney, the tortured intellectual/happy fellow genius songwriting couple of the Beatles. When you read a little more about them, you see… the contrary.
Well, OK. Then you pull the string and ask some questions :
- When does the other one come out?
- How? Who triggers it? Why?
- What is needed? Music? Events? Alcohol?
- What if we all fall in love with the one who can see inside us? Who says “Hello you’re interesting” to everybody else they find inside?
Because yes : What if we were many (inside)? What kind of dance is it? It’s a metaphor, OR COURSE, but what does it show?
What if someone inside, hidden and protected (of course, protected!), one day takes the lead?
What if someone inside is suddenly missing, dead or sick or weakening?
What about three? Four? What if it was an accurate way to talk about us? Therefore what?
Thanks for reading!
The “Part of Shadow” according to C.G. Jung : an investigation