Free association is described as a "psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content." Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to gain a better sense of self.
That's an admirable goal, but for the purposes of this exercise, we're just hoping to have a little fun with the technique. Each week I'll post ten words to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind.
"Rules are, there are no rules." There are no right or wrong answers. Don't limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head. AND you don't have to have your words up on Sunday. Take all week if you want!
- Taboo:: socks
- Poison:: hemlock, Socrates
- 1983:: hexagon, Silver unit
- Tim:: Berner's Lee
- Groovy:: Purple
- Italy:: flag, green and red and white
- Think:: outside the bun (Taco Hell ad on the radio)
- Penthouse:: Ikea
- Shelter:: Women and children
- Twinkie:: chemistry, toxic, indestructible
What does all this say about me? I cannot explain why socks and taboo go together, they just do. Socrates killed himself by drinking hemlock, not sure if it was suicide or if he had help. I like this game.