Little Hermann’s Phobic Dreaming
Would it be better if I was dreaming? What if “little Hermann*” was having a dream? What if “little Hermann” could come with me to sea-side and could think of nothing among waves which were going upper and upper and falling down? Then, what if “little scared Hermann” could stand next to me, instead sleeping? Then could I smoke cigarettes like the others at sea-side with scared Hermann in a dream, could I throw a rock in the sea, no matter where it goes? One to one likeness with scared “little Hermann” who screaming with no fear among waves which were going upper, upper and upper with no falling down. Upper. Among waves. With no fear.

*Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss Freudian psychoanalyst, best known for developing a projective test known as the Rorschach inkblot test. This test was reportedly designed to reflect unconscious parts of the personality that “project” onto the stimuli. In the test, individuals are shown 10 inkblots—one at a time—and asked to report what objects or figures they see in each of them.

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