On The Couch
“I know you’re not a big Freud fan,” says Spence.
“It’s not that, exactly,” says Admin. “But none of the biochemical mind/brain relationships were known back then, so his whole edifice is imaginary.”
“Oh?” says Spence. “But did you know about Jofi?”
“Freud’s Chinese Chow. Jofi was in the room for sessions during Freud’s later years. She tended to sit close to calm patients and get patted, but moved away from the anxious ones. Freud talked about her during the sessions. If Jofi wanted to go out, for example, Freud would tell the patient that Jofi didn’t buy what he was saying. He thought the patients were more honest when Jofi was around.”
“Well,” says Admin. “Maybe there’s something to Freud after all.”
“Are you willing to accept there’s more to us than biochemical processes?” says Spence.
“Don’t push me.”
Uh-oh. I shift a bit, just in case I need to get between them.
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