Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Symbolic emotional investment
You have fallen in love with him/her, but not actually with him or her, rather with what he or she represents: freedom, status, solidity, safety, escape, exoticism, mother, father, whatever it might be. So far so good. But what if the thing that he or she represents is not safety, nor escape, but precisely themselves? What strange shortcircuit ensues?