Writers & analysts? What do they have in common?
One of the interesting aspects of being involved in multiple areas & disciplines is the way that one topic & area informs another. I began a study on the similarities between writers and analysts with a mentor/professor/writing partner/student/friend of mine a number of years ago.
At the age of 92, Dr. Muriel Sackler was a scientist, psychoanalyst and writer. She was one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met & no matter what she’d gone through in her life, she kept going. Succeeding, studying, learning, teaching, writing and loving. She had lived the most amazing life and we were discussing writing her memoir. She decided against it because “my story isn’t that interesting.”
Believe me, it was more than interesting. Way more than just “interesting”.
Fascinating & riveting are only a few of the words that come to mind. To…
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