the rigorous m

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quotes: on completion and shame

Posted by rigorousm on February 20, 2011

Shame is a healthy impulse… protecting whatever is still in the act of “becoming” — a new love affair, a creative project– from the destructiveness of public exposure. Exposure “completes” a process before it is ready to be formed. “Becoming” is thwarted and it shrivels. Hiding and shame can be powerful, postive virtues.

— Daugherty, Hiding Man p 365

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