Sagar-Around 21..Exploring Cathexis

Recently my son Sagar completed 21 years.

Around this time, we went for a walk to the Art

Gallery of Ontario-AGO- and explored the special exhibition of Rubens.

Going to Museums , exploring different cultures was imbibed in me by my father.

His father-my paternal grandfather- used to take the children to Garden Tombs

of Delhi, special exhibitions and trade fairs.

 

THE YEAR GONE BY

Last year, Sagar went to China-as part of a university exchange program.

He walked the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden city, explored the

Gardens and waterways of Shanghai area. We have been long term members

Of the Royal Ontario of Museum, which has sections on all major world cultures

The Chinese civilization culture is on the First floor-as we enter- on the right.

It was gratifying to know that Sagar has personally gone and seen the places

In China, about whom we had known just by seeing the Museum collection of ROM.

  • WALKS OF YESTERYEARS

A diary by the Sea- The Mediterranean at Sabratha-Libya-2009-May

 

 

IMPRESSIONISM IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY-AGO

Last year, we also saw the special exhibition on Impressionism.

“What I seek above all in a picture is a man and not a picture,” wrote

Emile Zola in 1866. “ Make something…individual and living, and

I applaud more strongly”

This theme was conveyed in many ways, as the lived reality of the times

was displayed, not only through the factories with smoking chimneys

That stood as symbols of progress but also the women who sold the

textiles that were made in those factories, and those who ironed

shirts for the men who ran them. The glimmering facades of the newly

constructed boulevards in Paris were shown along with the men

Who laid the groundwork for those streets and the families that were displaced

to the city’s margins.

WALKS IN AGO

DIARY OF SOPHIA MACNAB-AROUND MOTHER’S DAY

Last year, around Mother’s day,(May 2019)

we went to Dundurn Castle of Hamilton.

The guide took us through the different rooms, and brought alive the

Different facets of the family McNab who developed and lived here.

The touching diary of Sophia McNab was gifted to me, by Sagar,

From the first pay he got -working at Oceans supermarket of Hurontario,

Mississauga.

Written in Dundurn Castle in 1846,at the age of 13, at the urging of

Dear Mama (Lady Macnab) and the prodding of dear papa (Sir Allan)

It tells the poignant story of her mother’s long and painful illness from

a lung disease.Sophia commenced her journal at Dundurn on Saturday

The 17th day of January, 1846. On Friday May 8th, the day of her mother’s

Death, the entry read, “I can write no more.”

In a very real sense this marks the watershed in Sophia’s life, so bound up until that

moment with that of her beloved young mother.

Rebounding with the resiliency of youth, however, she continued her

journal with an enchanting account of the recuperative voyage to Montreal and Quebec

prescribed by Sir Allan, who had already returned to Montreal to resume his

duties as Speaker of the House of Assembly of United Canada.

 

EARLIER PERSPECTIVES

2010-June-Worli-Mumbai

2010-JUNE- WORLI SEA FACE-MUMBAI

 

2010-Oct-Upper Barrakka-Malta

2010-OCTOBER-MALTA-Upper Barrakka Gardens

2010-Oct-St James Centre of Creativity-Malta

2010-OCTOBER-ST JAMES CENTRE OF CREATIVITY-VALLETTA-MALTA

2015-Zoo-1

2015-TORONTO ZOO-DR FRANK SCHOFIELD MEMORIAL PARK-He was born in England in 1889, moved to Canada in 1907 to study veterinary sciences, and then moved to Korea to work as a missionary and educator

2015-Zoo-Giant Pandas

2015-TORONTO ZOO- Giant Panda section

 

2015-Ontario Science Centre-Sahil

2015-ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

WIDENING THE HOME LIBRARY

As we had a relaxed meal together, we looked back at some journeys

And how our home library has expanded over the past year.

We have books, and personal journals and photo-albums, all of which

Give a sense of who we are , and what we can become.

As part of this exercise, I went to Forks of the Credit area at Caledon

For a walk and reading. Here is a recording of the concept of Cathexis

As explained by M Scott Peck

CATHEXIS-Page 95-The Road Less Traveled

..when we extend our limits through love, we do so by reaching

Out, so to speak, toward the beloved, whose growth we wish to nurture.

We are attracted towards, invest, nurture, an object beyond the boundaries

Of self. Psychiatrists call this process of attraction, investment, and commitment

“cathexis” and say that we “cathect” the beloved object. But when we

Cathect an object outside of ourselves we also psychologically incorporate

A representation of that object into ourselves.

.. What transpires then in the course of many years of loving, of

Extending our limits for our cathexes, is a gradual but

Progressive enlargement of the self, an incorporation within of the

World without, and a growth, a stretching and a thinning of our ego

Boundaries

 

FORKS OF CREDIT-CALEDON ONTARIO

About prashant bhatt

A doctor in Imaging, photographer, writer likes to read and travel. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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