Reading Lacan has me feeling all sorts of ways; primarily confused and lost. He had me going in a few places, as you can see where I noted "we create our own negativity". I'm lost at how our experiences create the mirror stage, however. Because as I have always envisioned a "mirror" it is a direct reflection. What I picked up from what Lacan was putting down was that our experienced create distorted reflections, but that doesn't make sense to me? Needless to say, I am looking forward to ripping the reading apart in class. I need a crash course because I am feeling right now that everything I thought I had a handle on has slipped through my meek fingertips.