"...the thingness of something becomes apparent when it is no longer functioning as it did before or it becomes dysfunctional or if it appears in an unexpected place..."

The poet Louise Glück underwent seven years of intensive psychoanalysis in her 20s. In a 1989 lecture at the Guggenheim Museum she said :

Analysis taught me to think. Taught me to use my tendency to object to articulated ideas about my own ideas, taught me to use doubt, to examine my own own speech for its evasions and excisions. The longer I withheld conclusion, the more I saw. I was learning, I believe, how to write, as well.