Is anyone farmiliar with this guy's texts? I never imagined psychoanalysis could be poetic, but Donald Winnicott's writing seems to have a kind of intuitive optimism toward existence... He discusses regression positively, and in this essay suggests that culture is rooted in the stage of development where a child begins using a transitional object. It's called "Playing and Reality"; I'd love to see what you all think of it. It makes me think of TB's as a lucky few who managed to retain an awareness of the "transitional phenomena" that Winnicott describes.