The Unlearning: Deconstructing Fear and Insecurities

Amy Desjarlais

Abstract


In my dream, I saw my uncle’s house. My parents used to visit my uncle often and we’d go to his house. It was old, dank, and never seemed to have any light inside. I was always afraid when I had to go to this place. During my first visit to Dreamer’s Rock, the memory of this place came to me. In my dream I had sketched this house many, many times. I saw dozens of sketches. When I told my teacher what I saw, she asked me what I thought it meant. I told her. “It is my home, inside. It is how I feel about my own sense of security and love.” She nodded in agreement.

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We wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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