No, I am not talking football. (Like I ever doubted that my team would lose.) I’m talking about myself. You know, the project that never seems to get finished. Gets put to the side every now and then, coasts a little when it should be toiling steadily towards the fnish line. But then, who can know where/when the finish line is?
“So where does this leave a person such as myself?” That is to say, a clark? Thanks to the Wakefield Doctrine, I have been introduced to other clarks who are rather active on the internet in the form of blogs and such. They have provided me a source of inspiration and encouragement that we like people really can exist “out there” even if “out there” is as expansive a place as is the space that surrounds us all.
The first clark I made contact with “out there”, via another clark, is one Seven Ravens. Not unclarklike, she is also known as Molly M. You can visit her by clicking on her site listed to the right on my blogroll or you can find her at the FaceBook. Coincidentally, she is also a proponent of the Wakefield Doctrine. She read, realized and understood. But then she is a clark after all.
At this juncture, perhaps I need to restate that I, GirlieOnTheEdge, am a clark. I do this, I recapitulate that which I find obvious, so that there is no misunderstanding as to how I view the world – what reality it is I am experiencing. Some of you know that of late I have been on a “journey” of my own. A journey of self – development, (self) evolution and the like, involving all sorts of “analyzin’ and dramatizin” (it’s the Lady Molly. it’s the Lady). It is a sort of selves-actualization if I may cannibalize a term (only) from Maslow and co.
And there is Clairepeek. Here’s where it gets a little interesting for me. LOL. Claire has been referencing the Wakefield Doctrine in some of her recent posts. Claire you see, is a clark. That’s the cool part. Someone “out there” in cyberspace, on an entirely different continent is writing/creating/contributing all the while acknowledging just as publicly that she is a clark. I recently left a comment at Claire’s January 13, 2012 Wordy World post commisserating with her in what she was going through…you know, clark to clark. You can imagine my surprise, when I read her response to my comment.* Check it out:
First of all… I need to say this because you need – as a roger – to understand the motivation behind what I (and I think as any clark-like person would)”
(In my comment to Claire) I could not have referenced myself as a clark too many more times without being totally redundant, so what exactly happened? Claire read my response and “saw” a roger. But did she? Claire is known in some circles as an “FOTD” which = “Friend of the Doctrine” (The Wakefield Doctrine). Why? Because she has demonstrated on more than one occaision through her comments her understanding of the premise underlying The Wakefield Doctrine. Which is why I was confused. How could she think me a roger when in fact I flat out made the statement that I was a clark? I can only assume she was reading my comment/words and getting a sense of something “not clarklike“. It was not my intention to don a rogerian suit when I headed over to Claire’s “house” however. I am perplexed…..(“tell me Vivian (as in Westwood), what went wrong?”)
* Over at the Wakefield Doctrine I am known as Downspring#1