Cats are dramatic. When I walk in my corridor and I meet Isis the cat, she stops and acts “as if” she was about to be slaughtered by the human, then runs away with big eyed panic, as if I was a dangerous goblin…
I read about a strange Akira Kurosawa‘s tool, the Japanese director, who said, when shooting a movie, something like :
“When a scene is done, in the box, and you’re happy : go on shooting”.
Opens a little door in my head, written “Why?” on it : When you have what you need, maybe you are relaxed, then you can try new things? Or maybe the tiredness could bring another “tone”? Kubrick is said to shoot dozens of times, just to make the actors quit their easiness, their habits…
Where else could this be true? Prayers? Poetry? Training?
Alexithymia is a word built on Greek, of course : “No words for emotions”.
It’s not really a mental disorder. It’s a difficulty identifying and describing feelings or emotions.
It’s interesting because it leads to different branches :
- I don’t know what I feel, I don’t have words for that.
- I don’t like what I feel, thus I’m afraid to find out.
- I don’t know what to think about what I feel, though I physically feel something, it doesn’t give me an emotion or I don’t know what would be the “proper” emotion.
- There’s a confusion between “the event” (outside of me) and “the sensation” (inside).
I read about a study about the factors that employees consider motivating. Good wages, , interesting work, security of the job, of course, but the number one factor was “to be valued”. Really valued.
It’s not about a bonus or a “best employee of the month” challenge. It’s really something like :
“I see what you do and I appreciate what you do”.
People often do the best they can with what they got. And they wait, they need to be seen…
Makes sense, right?
Lax ways of escaping (life, a situation, boredom) should be listed :
Alcohol, sports, speedy leisures, drugs, video games…
But what if you can’t escape? Will your body find a way (accident, illness…)? Dodging forging ahead?
Thanks for reading!