...OK, maybe not a theme song, but an idea of "theme" and what mine is.
BPD can make life really frustrating. I'd never be any good in a book group because I never read books with a view to interpreting the subtext. I read for enjoyment. I read for a good story, for characters I can empathise with. To me, Animal Farm will always be a nice little story about animals taking over a farm. S*d the Russian Revolution!
I think I only passed English exams because we spent hours dissecting themes and subplots/subtext etc as a class. I.e. the teacher told us what it was about and then we wrote down what he said.
Now I'm struggling to articulate what my themes are for Hospital Corners. Deep down, I know they're there and roughly what they are, but getting them written down in plain English...bah! I've asked for help from my Authonomy buddies, and will let you know if I ever get beyond the following:
1. It's not mental health...it's mental hell.
2. Don't judge people by their outward appearance.
3. Sometimes things are simpler than they first appear; sometimes they're more complicated. Sometimes they're both at the same time.