Je porte un manteau d’Arlequin : I wear a coat of Harlequin.
“…is characterized by his chequered costume. His role is that of a light-hearted, nimble and astute servant, often acting to thwart the plans of his master, and pursuing his own love interest, Columbina, with wit and resourcefulness”, says Wikipedia.
Yes it’s about facets, but I do think this pattern is effective to describe different levels of some personalities, from the deep to the surface.
Harlequin, Harlekeen on :
- Never being sure of
- Aware that things change all the time
- And that people evolve and change along the day
- Being curious
- Being unsteady (which is “to be alive”)
- Fast, Slow : Changing speed/gear in a second
- Indecipherable at times
- Masked. Disguised.
- Being two things at the same time
- Complexity as a skill
- Keensharp, vivacious
- Backhanded if necessery
It’s Sunday! Fall! Then pick yourself up…
Don’t be that serious, Harlequin is in you. And you know it, quick-eyed happy you!
This is just a microthing about Astrology. If you think Astrology is nonsensical, you should not read that, it could bore you a lot, et j’en serais fort désolé…
We all have our ways to consider Zodiac. From 0 to 100, you believe in this or not. This is not my point here. It’s just about this question :
You were born one day, therefore you’re a Cancer, a Virgo or a Capricorn, etc. What do you do with this? How do you use it?
- Do you use it in sorry statements, to be lazy, like “I’m a Taurus I’m slow, you know…”?
- Do you use it to feel challenged, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, to become a better person?
I talked longly one day with a person who knew this field pretty well, who told me about people’s “Birth Charts”, with this smiling sparkle in her eye : some people with perfect harmonious charts were having terrible or failing lives, and some others with… complicated charts were living an interesting, challenging life.
Naaah you can have fun and say this is a good proof that all this is bouleshit for bored ladies. This is not kind! Stop that, I’m blogging! 🙂
In a way, who cares, after all : my pleasure here is to go back to the questions and the 1/2 pattern I am asking after them…
Dials : What, in our days, could be our Big Statement Bouleshit Mistakes? When do we say “I’m like that and I can’t change”? Why? What if we began to play “Unpinning Mindsets”? What if… sometimes… we needed to stop saying “I don’t do that, ever”?
Thanks for reading!
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When your couple needs to fight, you argue. You can stay at reptilian or prehistoric levels : you scream, play flying plates & slamming doors, scream louder, or you can try to move the cursor up.
If your quarrelsome mood – oh what a great word! – needs to unfold, there’s are some wrong ways up like becoming sarcastic or using bad faith, stupidity or violent communication (one define the other : “You’re like your mother”, “You’re lazy”), silence icy treatment or using poor innocent third parties (the kids?).
I propose to rise from these low levels of arguing. Of course you can use Reason. If you know Transactional Analysis you can begin to dissect your communication and try to put it on “Adult -> Adult” mode. That’s OK! Think. Or ask a intermediary (not your mother-in-law!) to play the diplomatic card.
My purpose here is to imagine another “Right Way Up” : Jousting. It’s a change of mood. You fight… with a smile for the other. It’s a sparkling competition. Emulation is the key. It can become a game. You can really invent rules like : “You can’t speak until you waited two minutes in silence after I did, I’ll do the same”, or “Argue on both sides of a table… with pen & paper” (find your own rules).
Jousting is a clever way to quarrel. It’s like when you play chess with a friend, emulation is the key. You want victory but you help your opponent to climb too.”Right Path Up”. Finding solutions… and at the same time satisfy your need to fight. Joust!
Of course if you read my blog you know that there’s a pattern here, a tool for other situations : Elevation. When and where (and how) do you realize that you’re on a low level? Gaiety? Entertainment? Sex? When you’re in a useful place but you should maybe stop, think and push a lever. Which lever is it? Subtlety. Right?
This pattern is described here : https://afrenchtoolbox.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/a-matter-of-levers/
Thanks for reading!
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Dorothy lives in Kansas
in a Black & White world.
One day she tornadoflies up
towards the Land of Oz
a land full of colors
Then she’s back to Kansas.
After having met new friends
and the Wizard
Dorothy’s life will never be the same.
How do you live in black and white once you know the Land of Oz?
Yes it was a dream.
The world need dreamers, don’t you think ?
Someone said to me one day
that I was a Wizard.
I’m probably maybe more like a chimera
made of all Dorothy’s friends all together :
All of them :
No brain. Heart stolen. Fearful.
Dancing and singing, though
like everyone one of us, right?
Thanks for reading!