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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the book. The book shows how a sense of reality is evoked in the unpredictable space between imagination and adaptation. It shares the experiences in Israel included military service, agricultural work, teaching, and deep engagement in community life. The book offers one beholder's share, which makes a contribution to keeping the psychoanalytic imagination alive. Psychoanalytic Dialogues emerged as a journal dedicated to exploring convergences and divergences of orientation. The book represents a Winnicottian point of view. Winnicott offers in place of dogma and cliches are highly original, imaginative metaphors that challenge one to explore further. Turning Freud on his head even while remaining a Freudian, Winnicott was always more an innovator than a curator. One way of understanding Winnicott's theory is that it speaks to parts of himself that his own two analyses failed to touch and as an indirect attempt at self-cure.