Last night was Saturday night. As has been routine for several years now, I called into the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Drive Call in Show. Whew! Acronym time? the WDSNDCS? Yikes! That’s just as bad!!
It was a slow night last night. Not as popular as the WD Friday night Party Vid Chat, less populated than the WD Sunday morning Brunch Vid (as of late), it is nonetheless my favorite of the 3 Doctrine related activities. Why? I guess because for going on a year, there’s been a regular caller. And she’s a clark. Before you rogers start rolling your eyes and tell someone to wake up the scotts, know this: the conversation each Saturday night is fun, funny, informative and useful.
The phone lines open at 8 PM est. Officially the show “ends” at 8:45 however there have been many a night when the call runs later. Last night was one such call. Cyndi didn’t call in until 8:40. But you know what they say, better late than never! As it turns out, she and her husband were engaged in a discussion trying to “analyze” (and dramatize) and “figure” the behavior of some people they know. See, both Cyndi and her husband have a good grasp on the principles of the Wakefield Doctrine.
I guess it comes as no surprise when I tell you that since Cyndi is a clark, I’m a clark and Clark is, well, the Progenitor clark, the conversation takes turns, veers out and back in ways that it doesn’t when rogers and scotts are involved. No offense guys but sometimes, clarks just need to talk to their own:)
As Cyndi shared and brought us up to date about her life exploits and such, we found ourselves discussing clarks and the concept of permission. Cyndi was describing the characteristc of clarks putting so much pressure on themselves (to perform, to measure up, to achieve…fill in the blank…). Clark clarified what she was describing and hit the nail on the head when he said: “clarks don’t give themselves permission”. It’s not so much putting pressure on ourselves as much as allowing ourselves the… right to feel/get/express anger, giving ourselves permission to enjoy accomplishment and achievement. (yo! Clark. Write a post for us clarks. About Permission)
It was an all too brief conversation among 3 clarks. A conversation I’ll be sure to bring up again most likely on another Saturday Night Call or perhaps at a Sunday Brunch. Hey, somewhere amongst these words I know there are 9 Thankfuls. My 10th Thankful? Having the company of other clarks in which I can simply be a clark.