III: The Existence of the Orphan
Believing in the Orphan means believing in an empowered and independent self. When we discuss characteristics that are admirable, or symbolic of strength, we focus on qualities that enable independence and freedom. When we recognize these characteristics in the Orphan aren’t we in truth recognizing our own power?
To be Orphan is to be self-governing, teetering indefinitely on the threshold between the state of the child and that of the adult. When you embrace the Agency of the Orphan, you develop an acute awareness of yourself whereby you see your life as a continuum through which the passage of time takes place as simultaneity of presence, with child and adult as one.
You must know your child and adult selves though the intelligence afforded by each respective stage of life. When an adult sympathizes with the behavior of a child, what transpires is merely a translation of childish activity into the language of adulthood. Likewise when we recognize maturity or precociousness in children, it is often attributed to a parroting of the older people around them.
Only the mind of a child understands the complex and intelligent logic of their behavior. Adults in turn have their own dynamic logic and reasoning which does not apply to the experiences of a child. For each to best articulate, adults and children must speak for themselves. When both are allowed to self-represent perfect harmonic polyphony is achieved.