“In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes.” Carl Jung “Every dream that anyone ever has is theirs alone and they never manage to share it. And they never manage to remember it either. Not truly or accurately. Not as it was. Our memories and our vocabularies aren’t up
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1. Different Versions of You In the book “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” (Original Italian: Uno, Nessuno e Centomila), the main character is struck with a sudden, haunting epiphany: Inside the imagination of every person he comes across exists a different version of himself—a version that’s a mismatch of his own self-image. He realizes “he” was only “him” to himself. Everyone around him had created their own copy of him in their
“The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving.” Boat Car Driver “They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn’t you say the same thing about life?” Long Haired Man “A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage from which to view this experience. And where most consider their individual relationship to the universe, I contemplate relationships of my various selves to one another.”
I just realized that nowhere on this site is there a proper definition of flânerie, so here it is. As I’m able to live it more and more in my life, I’ll be better able to define it. For now, consider this an evolving work in progress. What is Flânerie? Before we answer this, let’s get two other definitions out of the way first: Flâner (v, French) : to saunter aimlessly Flâneur (n, French)