I learned something interesting about my good friend Maureen Durkin today. Apparently, Maureen goes around telling people she’s Clarissa. This is very interesting and I can see this. Maureen walks into a room and declares, “I am Clarissa.” I love it.
This is a spatial issue. We can, I believe, inhabit two spaces simultaneously. To myself, in my own thought space, which is all the world at a precise moment, and the circular, bubble-like space of others, who do not know me or may not know me. In other words, I am always known and unknown, and, of course, these “positions” are “real” depending on orientation. The question now is, Who is Clarissa?