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Unformatted text preview: relationship between my mom and I have continued to grow, there is not a day that goes by where I am not constantly thinking of her. At the same time, college is a keen place to learn to take the next step toward my independence and autonomy, and attending the funeral of my still living parent could symbolize my courage to take that next step. Wish fulfillment provides a safety valve to discharge unacceptable feelings, in my case, the recent death of my grandfather. Because my grandfather passed away less than a month ago, it is still difficult for me to grasp and accept that he is gone which characterizes the purpose of my dream. The events that took place on the morning of his funeral were recorded and played back in my memory as I slept through the night. Information processing allowed me to sift, sort, and fix that day’s experiences in my memory through my dream....
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, Time 100, great grandfather