Medicating a Prophet

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5 Responses to Medicating a Prophet

  1. Loreen Lee says:

    I have through my experience thought of a psychosis as living through a ‘story’; like being an actress/actor performing a part which one cannot completely embrace as one’s own. Living the part- so to speak. Not being in charge. My first real experience with such was through an actual stage performance – a political revue/satire – playing a strip tease artist who dressed up as a nun to draw in the crowd. As a performance in a revue it went over well. It was the 60’s, and it drew much attention to the ‘feminist’ debate at that time, being discussed even within a university forum. But yes…It ended my professional ‘career’ for playing the contradiction between good girl and bad girl – and stripping down – did drive me a little…..


    • Loreen Lee says:

      I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
      There was something so pleasant about that place.
      Even your emotions had an echo
      In so much space

      And when you’re out there
      Without care,
      Yeah, I was out of touch
      But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough
      I just knew too much

      Does that make me crazy?
      Does that make me crazy?
      Does that make me crazy?

      And I hope that you are having the time of your life
      But think twice, that’s my only advice

      Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
      Ha ha ha bless your soul
      You really think you’re in control

      Well, I think you’re crazy
      I think you’re crazy
      I think you’re crazy
      Just like me

      My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
      And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
      Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
      And it’s no coincidence I’ve come
      And I can die when I’m done

      Maybe I’m crazy
      Maybe you’re crazy
      Maybe we’re crazy

      Uh, uh


    • Loreen Lee says:

      Addendum: It can perhaps, take a life-time to find the ‘true story’, to make all of the ‘connections’ in one’s life that will allow one to ‘discover’ its ‘meaning’. It can best be thought of as a ‘creative process’ – like what composers do in arranging simple notes into chains of melody, through the creation of what is called ‘voices’: the melodies in music. Then, by putting these voices together within different compositions; by developing a counter-point of melodies against melodies; by learning how to structure within one’s memory both the consonance and dissonance, the ‘imaginative’ possibilities are integrated within those ‘memories’ that become less difficult and painful, as the stories are gradually understood and remembered as sequences and/or elements that constitute one’s history. By regarding what is termed a ‘psychosis’ within such a process of recovery through transformation one can truly make a song one’s very own.


  2. Loreen Lee says:

    Just received this. You probably have too, but I merely wish to share:


    • Loreen Lee says:

      You, Kevin will surely recognize this as one of the films produced by Jonathan Balazs, Video Producer and Editor, and of course we all can recognize the gentleman in the last segment of the film!!!!


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