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Zeller, S.K. (1995). Notes on the null dimension. Free Associations, 5(1):66-67.

(1995). Free Associations, 5(1):66-67


Notes on the null dimension

Shirah Kober Zeller

A string

of free associations pulled up

from ruminations

on the work of Bion,

who wrote about what isn't there

in such a way

that an overwhelmed reader,

stumbling from sentence to

sentence through Bion's work

might look up from discouragement

to find a shift,

taken place subliminally,

in his/her understanding of absence.

Incremental increases,

like an Eskimo child's capacity to think of and describe


Twenty words in all?

A sense of texture and variety.


A breast has disappeared,

not just now and then

but vanished for a moment

stretched over time.


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