|This month Minnie is exploring the alphabet by digging out the unusual, often unexplained and alternative way of thinking. Stories of creatures, places and mysteries that have been passed down to us through centuries tease our imagination, live in our dreams and dare us to explore the impossible. Join Minnie each day as she discovers something unusual in the alphabet.|
"Hello, my name is Minnie and I am an Opsomaniac. Chocolate nearly destroyed my life!"
The way our brain and our mind sometimes refuse to communicate is strange, unusual and often disturbing. Obsessions are the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc. There are many different kinds. Because today is dedicated to the letter O, here are some examples:
Onomatomania is an irresistible desire to repeat certain words and to be obsessed by words and their meanings. Ammon Shea, the sometime furniture removal man, busker and gondolier from New York read the entire 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary from cover to cover in a single year. His obsession with words eventually cut him off from having any kind of a social life at all. This condition could lead to Oenomania which is an abnormal obsession or craze for wine. There have been several cases where Oenomania has led to bankruptcy, divorce and social alienation. Obsession with a few thoughts or ideas is called Oligomania, which is something I could be exhibiting now, should I be worried? Do you have any kind of obsession?