Calm Solitude: III


Returning to my earlier theme of "relaxation and calm," here is the last picture in the series. One might think of it in terms of internal psychological processes. Looking closely, one imagines the interplay between shading or emotional restraint in the foreground (grass or wheat; dark and gray colors) and the emerging press to express/display/share pleasantly fulfilling emotions (the rise of pale blue in the sky).

For me, it captures the sense of calm associated with one's ongoing experiences of dialectical tension between the wish to express or gratify primary wishes and feelings, in juxtaposition, responding to a bidding to control them.

The latter dimension, the wish to constrain primary gratifications, can lead to a sense of satisfying self-confidence, which is derived from feeling sturdy and resilient regarding the ability to control them.

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