Say My Name

Certain feelings are overwhelming. Or confusing and twisted; we can’t even begin to describe what’s going on inside of ourselves. A person close to me once relayed a story about being with a therapist, and being overcome with feelings of anxiety. The therapist told her not to focus on naming the feeling, but just experiencing … Continue reading Say My Name

Clifford Geertz

Mr. Clifford Geertz was a cultural anthropologist, whose work shed light on interpreting symbols and society, who passed away in 2006. He drew a careful distinction between culture and social structure, and said that a culture is a “system of meanings embodied by symbols” that provide people with a frame of reference to understand reality. … Continue reading Clifford Geertz