Day 2968: Deprivation

In the training group I attended this weekend, we discussed, enacted, acknowledged, and healed people’s deprivation.

Lest there be a deprivation of definition here, here’s a definition of deprivation:

The deprivation we addressed in the training group “Developing Resilient Group Leadership” was not of the material kind. It was the deprivation of emotional validation, physical contact, and unconditional love. I got to address some personal early deprivation by expressing my feelings and needs safely, by telling people I loved them, and by receiving love back.

Do you see deprivation in my most recent images?

I don’t want this post to have a deprivation of music, so here’s “Deprivation” by the Thofte/Thorsen Quintet:

If you don’t want there to be a deprivation of comments about this “Deprivation” post, please leave one below.

There is no deprivation of gratitude here, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

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18 thoughts on “Day 2968: Deprivation

  1. Happy new Presidents Day, Ann.

  2. I’m going to think on this word today.

  3. “A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.” -Buddha
    “I will not deprive myself of tummy rubs and worldly honorific titles”- Buddha Harley

  4. puella33

    The black box above is deprived of breath and life, for it has no colors or shadows. I appreciated your son’s joke that you tweeted. Have a nice day, Ann

  5. A couple of starlings squatted on my bird feeder earlier today while it was sleeting. They had no interest in the seed but just wanted to get out of the weather. I scared them away because they were keeping other birds from eating. Sometimes a little deprivation can be a good thing.

  6. I’m reminded of some lyrics from Gee, Officer Krupke – “I’m depraved, on account of I’m deprived!” At the moment, I’m a little sunlight deprived, but that’s pretty good, all things considered.

  7. I loved, and laughed aloud at, your response to the question about the boyfriend who says he has found someone better. Wonderful!

  8. Wouldn’t think of depriving myself of your wonderful daily blog posts, Ann!

  9. This is a sensitive topic, and I love the way you fill in so many gaps, Ann. I have So many friends who have lived with the deprivation of having little or no accepting family, losses that I can’t even imagine, and sadness. I haven’t experienced those same traumas, but this year, being deprived of family and friends while living with Covid-restrictions, has shown me that I want to be more of a presence to those friends who need more tangible social support. Deprivation has taken on new meanings and importance this year! Thank you for who you are. You are such an encouragement.

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