Me Myself I
Sydney August – November 2014 (4 photos)
I sit here by myself
And you know I love it
You know I don’t want someone
To come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I
Me myself I
Me myself and I
Just me myself I
“Me Myself I” is the title track to the album of the same name by Joan Armatrading. Released in 1980, the album had Armatrading’s highest ever chart placing. The song was written by Joan Armatrading.
I took the above photo as I walked past that woman. The intricate pattern of her red top caught my eye. It wasn’t until later that I noticed the interplay of the woman, her shadow and her reflection all in the same photo. It made me recall the above song.
Here’s the same photo in black and white. Less immediate visual impact initially, but a lot of detail.
For some reason, the photo makes me recall the theory of the 3 parts of the self/psyche as defined in Sigmund Freud’s structural model of the psyche.
That is, the id, superego and ego.
These are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction our mental life is described. According to this model, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego.
The ego and superego require time to develop fully. Children may function with only 2 parts of the self for quite a while.
Then again, some people just seem to go through life with only 1 part of the self, fully developed.
Such are the intricacies of life…