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Anne Dalke's picture

the law of appetite

Remembering Paul's query about "which part of us makes choices," I'm thinking it might be even more interesting to think about what Lusa's unconscious is telling her (and us: about her) in this dream...why does it "work" for her to dream about her husband as a moth? I'm thinking also about Lewis Hyde's description of how we each "color ourselves" to fit our surroundings (so: who/what is the true self)? Does that quandry describe Lusa? Am thinking also of Hyde's idea that the "law of appetite" drives us all, that "suffering from unrestrained appetites leads us to consciousness regarding them....": also descriptive of Lusa?

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