Thursday, 12 February 2009

Phrase for Today.

Where can you scream? It's a serious question:
Where can you go in society and scream?
(R.D Laing 1927-1989 Scottish psychiatrist. Quoted in Mad to be Normal.)

15 comments:

  1. RD Laing is a fascinating writer and thinker. I've read two or three of his books and always come away thinking wow. Good quote.

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  2. My youngest does it frequently in Tesco's. I envy her lack of self consciousness and have been tempted to throw myself on the floor in the frozen isle just for the hell of it.

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  3. Yeah I think it's the state of bliss before consciousness. Fortunately we've got plenty of countryside around ere.)

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  4. thank goddess i live inthe middle of the woods. there's no one to hear me scream. this is both a good thing and a potentially very bad thing, so that's why i keep large dogs. :)

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  5. I would pay big money to see you throw yourself on the frozen isle of Tesco and start screaming.

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  6. Can you imagine Don, in my element, then an old dear asks would I mind moving because she can't reach the oven chips.

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  7. Always Nice To See RD LAING'S name.Ive read most of his books.A Sane Voice.

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  8. Bit on the expensive side though Tony, don't you think.

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  9. The only place that comes to mind that's not considered odd by society, is a roller coaster. Which makes me wonder, do you think some might ride the coaster just so they can scream about other things in their lives?

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  10. Kim! Glad to see you back with us - hope all is well although judging by the title of your latest post maybe it's not. I'll pop over and have a gander.

    Like the idea of finding somewhere to scream makes me think of a funny film when the laughing becomes hysterical and uncontrolled to the point where other's in the room stop laughing and look at you to see what all the fuss is about.

    Oh dear, my covers's blown.

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  11. IN SPACE - no one can hear you scream.

    The trouble is your eyes pop out when you remove your helmet. And I suppose you have to get there too - not very practicle. If fact, I feel a complete failure with this post now. Perhaps I will just do it here - at the keyboard. Did you hear that? A shriek of mammoth proportions followed by a sharp intake of breath and a groan. God, I'm depressed. Wish I knew who is getting my share.
    Shall I come back tomorrow?

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  12. It's alright John, you're in good company, scream away!

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  13. AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!

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