FROM THE EDITOR: CLEOPATRA VICTORIA, MFT
BEWARE THE IDS OF MARCH
It's bitter out there. I don't know what you're doing to stay cozy, but I'm bundling myself in some good, thick analytic interpretations of years past. In the great, dry, depressed winter of '09 came the Terrible Trio of paranoia, projection and psychosis. No need for a 5150 here, just a bit of creative license :) They howled fiercely in a big gust, but then just blew through town and off the coast like yesterday's fog. Pffft.
Thank goodness for the Big Bad Observing Ego. Coming soon to an analytic session near you. Initially provided by your analyst. Watch carefully. Much later, whether you're deep in a patient session or sumo wrestling with your own monsters, Big Bad Observing Ego may come to your rescue -- no cape, no spandex, no mask, but packing mighty muscle nonetheless.
Think of analysis as time-release medication, maybe not fast-acting, but surely long-lasting. The Energizer Bunny. It keeps on going. It's the gift that keeps on giving. It's a capital investment in you, with dividends for years to come, rates of return you dare never dream of. Madoff can't touch this.
When the ill winds blow and bite, and the ids of March pounce, what will you swath yourself in?
Cleopatra Victoria, MFT