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Saturday, December 22, 2007

citymouse countrymouse

For a long time, I've been trying to reconcile the dualities of my personality: id vs superego, animal vs culture, Dionysus vs Apollo, countrymouse vs citymouse. Trying to figure out which one I am has really been driving me crazy and getting in the way of my art. I've resolved to accept that duality, though I will never stop tying to understand it. I recently did a drawing [pictured ain the masthead] that really expresses that ambivalence and its title inspired the blog.

I will write the blog in two voices, citymouse and countrymouse. They have alot in common (they're both me, afterall!) but they don't agree on everything. They're different in many ways. For example, citymouse talks alot, is a very savvy negotiator, and can be rather pushy. Countrymouse is serene, takes good care of himself, but just dosn't get it sometimes.

We'll see how it goes.

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