Reggy and Dr M / session 3

Dr M
Hi Reggy, how are you doing today?

Reg
Just fine doc, I was looking forward to this session.

Dr M
That’s good. Why were you looking forward to this session ?

Reggy & granddad

Reggy and his grandfather in the garden

Reg
Well, last session kind of got me thinking about my youth. I even had a dream about my grandfather.

Dr M
Interesting. Was it a pleasant dream?

Reg
Yes, it was. I dreamt that I was together with my grandfather in the garden. We went to see how the chicken were doing and if the sheep were alright.

Reggy leaving for boarding school

Reggy leaving for boarding school

Dr M
That sounds just wonderful. You talk a lot about your grandfather, did you spend a lot of time at his house?

Reg
Yes, when I wasn’t in boarding school, I mostly staid at my grandfather’s house in the countryside. Here’s some pictures of it. – Reg shows some pictures –

Reggy at Grandfather's

Reggy at the bridge to his grandfather’s house

Dr M
Ah, yes, that’s quite a house. Must be difficult for you seeing just this treehouse and this trailer here?

Reg
Well, sort of it does. But how ever, in UK I felt kind of out of place too. And now I feel kind of like really belonging here.

Dr M
That sounds complicated. Would you care to tell me more about it?

Reg
Well, look at these pictures – Reg shows pictures –, do you see it?

Reggy cowboy 3

Reggy dressed as cowboy

Dr M
See what, Reggy ?

Reg
Well, how I’m dressed ?

Dr M
You mean, like a cowboy ? Well, surely more children must have done that kind of dressing up?

Reg
Actually, no. All the other boys were knights. I was the only cowboy. As far as I can remember, when ever it was possible, I dressed up as a cowboy.

Reggy cowboy 1

Reggy acting as cowboy in early childhood

Dr M
Surely, not when you were a toddler?

Reg
Look at this. – Reggy shows another picture – See that? Even as a toddler they put me in cowboy’s clothes to console me.

Dr M
Well, sure. That very remarkable. What does this tell you?

Reg
It told me, subconsciously, that I was different, not from the same family. It made me think I was adopted for many years. It took quite a while to find out that my thought was correct.

Reggy cowboy 2

Reggy as toddler only consolable through wearing cowboy’s clothes

Dr M
That must have been quite a shock for you.

– Door bell rings –

Nana
Hello dears, supper’s ready. Come and grab it before we feed it to the pigs!

Dr M & Reg
Sure, Nana, we’ll come right away.

Dr M
Let’s continue this next session.

Reg
Sure. Let’s have a bite. I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse.

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