Friday, December 21, 2007

project creep





Friday, December 21, 2007


What is "project creep" you may ask....more about that later.


The other day, while driving to work, I found a radio station that is new to me. Not to anyone else apparently, but to me. It is one of those lovely "starter" public radio stations that still runs by virtue of folks volunteering and sharing their interest in a particular type of music or issue. (For those of you in the general Seattle, Everett area, it is 90.7 out of Everett.) I hit the station while browsing just in time to hear a comedian say several things that made me laugh out loud. The one that has been stuck with me since then is the following: "Depression is anger without enthusiasm." (If I could remember the man's name I would surely give him credit.

What makes this comment interesting for me, as a practicing psychotherapist is that the old adage is "depression is anger turned inward." Somehow that never quite did it for me as it seemed like a bit of a hopeless view. When I got to my office I "shared"..... eeeeeek....no, no, what I did was I told my colleague who thought the idea was worthy of some thought.

It now dawns on me that the thing I like about the enthusiasm quote is that it implies more than just getting enthusiastic about being angry. In its simplicity it also implies that there is room in the human heart, no matter how flattened or prickly, to experience some sort of enthusiasm for something beyond one's own troubles.

Mine of course are many...enthusiasms far beyond the possible time and energy I have been given to spend in this world, but among them are.... SHOES. Imagine my happy surprise, when in looking for the gifts I may have stashed at the far back bottom of my closet, I found my favorite pair of magenta suede pumps with the bow in the front. I guess the gods and goddesses do occasionally reward the slobby housekeeper. Sleep well all and may peace be a gift we can all share . sopha d.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Writing to myself...not necessarily a bad idea...


So, as I write to myself, I am trying to fill out all the questions... who am I? What do I like? and so on. This is a little like writing a journal, but done so publicly is an unusual exercise. Perhaps this is good for a shy person like myself.
One of the things that I clearly love and always will, are shoes. There is I realize a frivolous part to this aspect of my nature, and, although I own more shoes than most people, many of them are as art appreciation.
This shoe is what I would consider the almost perfect shoe. I don't think I could wear it, but the beauty of it lies in its balance and minimalism. Of course this is a shoe I cannot afford and is made by a very old shoe company.
One of the things that I have been known to do (under the name of DrShuze) is to "redo" shoes. Anybody interested in seeing the peacock feather shoes?
good night for now..sopha davenport

Sunday, December 16, 2007

ya gotta start sometime.. maybe



December 16, 2007--sunday evening...and as usual I find myself wondering why I did not get my entire list done. I do actually advocate making at least part of the list at the end of the day, but today I feel I am being particularly egregious. My office floor (home office) is covered with paper and here I am setting up a blog.

I have always made fun of bloggers. Who am I to think that my musings and random thoughts would be of interest to anyone....?


However, a friend of mine, who sadly, lives too far away for me to jump over to her house has begun one. Having been squuezed by life in such a way that she could no longer write to those of us who adore her individually, she has chosen to start a blog. I am so glad to see her writing...the particular grace and wit with which she is able to string words together... I am attempting to return the favor.


We will see how it goes. The image is mine. I photographed the fall and then played with photoshop. You are welcome to download it for personal use, but please give me credit. (my real name is susanne wichert). Please also do not swipe it for any commercial use... thanks.