Me, Myself…and Me!

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.”  ~ Sigmund Freud

“Narcissus so himself himself forsook, And died to kiss his shadow in the brook.” ~ William Shakespeare

A little of the latest insanity…this time it’s, it’s…why, it’s all about ME!

 

Why I Married Myself

By Abigail Pesta – Cosmopolitan

i_love_meOn the rooftop of her Brooklyn apartment building this past spring, Erika Anderson put on a vintage-style white wedding dress, stood before a circle of her closest friends, and committed herself — to herself.

“I choose you today,” she said. Later she tossed the bouquet to friends and downed two shots of whiskey, one for herself and one for herself. She had planned the event for weeks, sending invitations, finding the perfect dress, writing her vows, buying rosé and fresh baguettes and fruit tarts from a French bakery. For the decor: an array of shot glasses emblazoned with the words “You and Me.” In each one, a red rose.

A bit later in the article we get this gem – ‘For a ring, she went with a nose ring. “I breathe my vows every day,” she says’

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As we’re sometimes not quite up to snuff with current trends here at the Asylum, we thought we’d consult with our distinguished Professor of Hodgepodge, Dr. Thomas A. Renderwunder on this topic, who has been living in his own make-believe world here at the Asylum for the past 40 years.

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Dr. Renderwunder

“This is a very exciting concept and one that I think will be the craze for quite some time to come.

You see, in this hum-drum existence we all must face day in and day out, why not marry the one you adore most…yourself!  And doesn’t everyone these days just adore themselves?  I must confess, I saw this coming a long time ago.  I started taking “selfies” of myself years ago.  I have quite a collection, as you can tell by the various bulletin board photos of me on my walls here.

And even though this exciting idea seems to be associated with mainly women, I find the thought of marrying myself exhilarating.  The tuxedo, the invitations, the planning for the ceremony…not to mention the gifts.  It’s marvelous to think about a day centered just around me, with all my friends gathered, just to celebrate me.”

When we here at the Asylum reminded the good doctor that even the dictionary tells us that love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, he was unfazed, seeming content to revel in his own thoughts.

“We have ourselves and that’s all we need, right?  That’s all I’ve needed all these years.  I sometimes sit here, by myself, and marvel at the ideas I come up…about myself. I really can’t imagine a life with anyone else, other than myself.”

The good doctor began to go back to this childhood and recount all the wonderful things he discovered about himself and admitted he’s still enchanted with the new things he learns about himself each day.  He then became unresponsive after he started to pet his stuffed dog, Tipsy – reflectively sipping on a scotch and soda

There are actually more articles on the internet than one would suspect on this “trend”, even finding companies who cater to those who find themselves the apple of their own eye and can’t stand the wait any longer to marry themselves. When one actually takes the time to read through these love letters to themselves, one can’t escape noticing the number of times you see the word “I”.  And though we’re not the brightest light bulb on the Christmas tree here at the Asylum (after all, that’s why we’re in an Asylum), isn’t the “solidified I” one of the reasons why things here on planet earth seem to be so stark-raving mad?

But we want to be a good sport about all this, so we came up with some fascinating related ME topics that can be explored.  The possibilities are endless.   Here are just a few…

Why I bathe myself

Why I comb my hair

Why I eat

Why I walk

Why I pee

Why I go to sleep

We’ll be keeping a close eye out for more enlightening navel-gazing trends from ME lovers.

In the meantime, we do want to do our part to help in the celebration, so for those who might be having a tough time deciding on what wedding music they want to use at their ceremony of self-love, we thought the great tune from The Atlantic Rhythm Section, with just minor alterations in the lyrics, noted below the YouTube clip to be the perfect wedding song.   Let’s take a listen…

Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You Me

When you I walked into the room
There was voodoo in the vibes
I was captured by your my style
But I could not catch your my eyes
Now I stand here helplessly
Hoping you’ll I’ll get into me

I am so into you me

I can’t think of nothing else
I am so into you me
I can’t think of nothing else
Thinking how it’s going to be
Whenever I get you me next to me
It’s gonna be good don’t you know
From your my head to your my toe
Gonna love you me all over, over and over
Me into you me, you me into me, me into you me

I’m so into you me
I’m so into you me ooh

When you I walked into the room
There was voodoo in the vibes
I was captured by your my style
But I could not catch your my eyes
Now I stand here helplessly, yeah
Hoping you’ll I’ll get into me

I am so into you me
I can’t get to nothing else
I am so into you me, baby
I can’t get to nothing else
No no no, come on baby
I’m so into you me
Love the things you I do
Listen baby
Driving me crazy
Come on baby
I’m so into you me
Love the things you I do
I’m so into you me…

Photo Credit:  Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit:  By PRA (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons



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