"Creative writers and day-dreaming", with Playing and Reality, Donald W. Winnicott works out Sigmund Freud's contributions and observes that the relationship between playing and creating. Donald Winnicott, a consummate poet of human nature, represents a prevailing British attitude in enhancing both the theoretical and clinical foundations and those related to the empirical knowledge and creativity. At the same time, he adopted pre-Socratic wisdom in appreciating the freedom and spontaneity of thought and experience in creation. Potential space is the general term used by Winnicott to refer to the intermediate area of experience placed between illusion and reality; transitional in the double meaning of "placed between" and "mediating between" inner psychic reality and external reality. For Winnicott, "there were other roots for creativeness but reparation provides an important link between the creative impulse and the life the patient leads".