This is about getting rid of the committee or the tribe, the people in your head who disapprove.
The tribe don't like it when someone goes into new territory. When I read this I immediately thought of M. I can see her as a little dog, who comes wagging her tail, then licking the paint off my painting behind my back, like a dog licking your dinner plate when your not watching – she has to go in the dog cage, even though she is a lovely person.
Also R because her work is so great and I would like her to think the same of mine. She is the teacher, always asking me why I am doing what I am doing, I see her in cap and gown, she has to go out on playground duty in the rain, even though she is a lovely person too.
Mum is always in my head, I can't see her as anything but my mum, worried about 'what people might think'. She had better go to a party with my dad (who never judged anybody in his life) and my mum can get a bit tipsy 'in front of everybody’; ‘what will people think’ ; ‘don't be silly’ and she will find out they don't care anyway.
Perhaps I had better have G as well - she is the bossy know all, brilliant painter who is condescending about other people's work - she had better have her skirt tucked into her knickers, just to show she isn’t as perfect as she makes out.
I finally got together a picture, using pics from the internet. They are all looking so funny, at the party, all a little tipsy except M who doesn't drink, but as she is in the dog cage in the corner they don't get a drink anyway. I decided to put them all in a frame, just so they can't get out, and leave them there. I am feeling better already.