This morning I am playing Dr. Freud, snake psychologist and therapist. The reason I have decide to dig into the id, ego, and super-ego of this particular snake is because he hurt my feelings, and one thing I do know is that “hurting things hurt things.” And although I am the queen of mistaken emotional identity, I really thought we bonded! I gave him extra love, I held him all the time, I fed him yummy treats, and he never struck at me or bit me or even moved aggressively. Just like people however a false front can only be maintained for a short amount of time before the real personality surfaces, and surface this one did with a vengeance! I still love him though, so, here is my attempt at digging into his past and trying to heal any old wounds, and releasing his inner child.
Me-What is your age?
Snake-Don’t know, don’t care!
Me-What is your gender?
Snake-Male I think, go away!
Me-When do you feel your best?
Snake-When I’m eating, and when you go away!
Me-You usually slither…
Snake-Quickly away from you!
Me-When people are talking to you…
Snake-I want to bite them!
Me-When relaxing, you sit…
Snake-in a tree duh!
Me-When something really amuses you, you react with...
Me-When you go to a party or social gathering...
Me-You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...
Snake-I want to bite you!
Me-What is your favorite song?
Snake-“Trust in me…” the snake’s song from the cartoon version of Disney’s 1967 adaptation of Jungle Book. Kaa was a good friend of mine before fame went to his head. After the film he was type-cast as a hypnotic snake that couldn’t get the job done and he had a hard time getting work after that even though he was a Shakespearean actor up until that point and had spend years in the theater. That lisp in the film wasn’t even real, he never had a lisp… all Hollywood magic, ruined his career.
Me-When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are...
Me-You often dream that you are...
Me-Well, that’s all the time we have for today, thank you for coming by, see you next week?
Snake-whatever crazy lady, just feed me!