Imagined Conversations (7.16.14)

A: Please don’t eat me.
B: Listen, even after you’ve become a cadaver, you’re still retrievable. God is within us and he has different ways of showing it in our lives, and this is just one way of showing it.
A: Don’t eat—
B: —My friend sent you to me, assuring me that I can use you freely…

16 July (1955): Anne Morrow Lindbergh to Constance Morgan

Most doctors try to dynamite all the bridges between the unconscious and the conscious because they are afraid of the unconscious (shock treatment, drugs, etc.). Rosen is afraid of the unconscious too, but fascinated by it. He tries to (1) keep the bridge open, even the most tenuous bridge—make more bridges, (2) be more permissive than most doctors about schizophrenic behavior…