from i to fixation, via the teeth

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it’s true that the word is not the thing
but words can be powerful pointers

it’s fun, and often revealing
to take them apart
and see what can be seen:

identification

i
self-explanatory

id
see Freud and co

dent
tooth: Fr
(hang on by skin of)

ent-ity
conceptual creature

if
contingent upon …

fic-tion
unreal, fantasy

fi(x)ation
neurosis, source of suffering

~
(she can’t help it; she used to be a teacher)

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