My current memoir project is so full of ideas pulled from hither and thither that I decided to doodle it out into a philosophy diagram… or maybe it’s a “cosmology”… whatever.
It boils down to this: (1) my “superpowers” (hey, it’s my story) come from my women ancestors, who were pretty much all known for the big idea they had of themselves. Their gift to me. These superpowers come in both (a) protective and (b) seeker mode. Guidance (such as it is) is provided via my shoulder brats.
On the other hand, (2) there is my “garden of earthly delights” full of wondrous pleasures, temptations and distractions. These also get conveyed through the shoulder brats, who receive them while they are either (a) wayward and inattentive or (b) focused and prepared.
For results, consult chart.
Even though it looks like I’m running for Pope of my own religion, this whole analytical chart business is very Catholic (or at least very popish) — lots of complicated concepts worked and reworked into something that makes sense (however briefly, as in my case).