Skye here. I know the rules. On to the blog.
After a (long, painful) conference among the adults in our System, we have resolved how we're handling the art T. What is this plan, you may ask? Simple. We are going to interact with the Artist and ignore the Therapist.
The art T is a stunning artist. She's done portraits of some of the Big Names here in Nash. Her work hangs on Music Row. Yeah, she's that good. Bitter and hurting as I may be, I can't deny that art T is crazy talented. In a lot of ways, her mentoring us as an artist has been as valuable as any therapy work she's done with us.
I'm no artist, but a lot of us in this System are. Most notably are Copper and Orange. It was a rush the first time we saw the Therapist displaced by the Artist. Seeing that shift, her eyes going big over a piece that Copper busted her ass over...yeah. Everybody felt good after that. And last week Copper showed some of the fashion sketches Orange did, riffing on a red carpet event. Once again, the Therapist was displaced by the Artist. Copper and Orange both basked in her praise, and that was our key. We can interact with the art T for a few more weeks, can work on getting that closure, so long as we only deal with the Artist.
*bitter* She refuses to acknowledge that us Insiders are anything but goddamn archetypes, so we will refuse to acknowledge the archetype of the Therapist and only interact with the Artist.
It won't be all that hard. Maybe it's easy for us to make that kind of distinction because we're splintered so many ways. It really doesn't matter. Copper's actress enough to bullshit anyone, including the art T. Barring some basic survival stuff (With one shatteringly horrible exception, nobody ever revealed themselves to the art T when Copper wasn't around for class. That's not deception, that's just self-preservation!) we have never deliberately deceived the art T. That does not mean that we cannot do it. Copper's got the acting chops to do it with ease.
I do too, but...no. Right now my emotions are too near the surface. Even if I kept the rest of my face in line, my eyes would give me away. There's a lot of things I want to say to that woman...and she's too good at reading faces for my comfort. I'll just stay away.
The other issue is the art show. I will not ruin this for Copper. She has worked too hard and too long for this.
So I will stay in the background. I'll watch the show from a spectator's standpoint. Copper will turn on the charm and I'll watch. It's gonna be a heck of a show.
Someone should nominate her for an Oscar: Best Actress Pretending That All Is Fine When Her Heart Is Shattering
All of us deserve to be nominated for that one.
That's it for now.
Peace out, y'all.