Thursday, January 16, 2014

On Worries and Fetishes

It's my day to post at Oh Get A Grip! Our current topic is worries, and I decided to talk about how the obsessive attention devoted to worries reminds me of the obsessive attention devoted to fetishes.

Here's a snippet:

The ones that do it for me really do it. They work every time. They have distinctive language and imagery that roll through my brain on a predictable and effective path, making me weak in the knees, getting me wound up. I can recognize the people who share them because they use certain key words or phrases. We can spot each other across a crowded room. It takes only a shiver at the right moment or a certain knowing look in the eye.

You can read the whole thing here.

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