What is a J-bird and why is it naked?
When I think of writing I think of nakedness. When I think of nakedness I think of anxiety. Treatment for anxiety often involves exposure…the irony. So begins my treatment. It’s time for me to be “Naked as a j-bird.” A Wikipedia discussion answer for what the phrase “naked as a j-bird” may mean mentions the possibility that it may derive its origins as coming from the in-processing of prisoners (j-birds aka jail birds). Prisoners were stripped down completely naked, showered, and given their cell assignments all in assembly-line fashion. I’m growing aware that it is in our movement toward nakedness that we are afforded the opportunity to be “awakened,” as Carl Jung mentions, cleansed, transformed, and truly able to meet with and speak to the human condition. Let’s get naked.