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Does "the first things on the list" in the text below mean


1. that of play, and of artistic creativity and appreciation, and of religious feeling, and of dreaming, which are listed in the previous sentence


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2. the most important things are...?



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The transitional object does not simply refer to an object per se, for example the breast, but is the first object that the infant recognises as ‘Not-Me’. It could be a toy, but equally it could be something as trivial as a piece of fabric, often a blanket or a piece of cotton. Transitional phenomena appear in the intermediate zone of experiencing and enable the establishing of the boundaries between inner psychic reality, in which the infant believes it has created the world, and the external world as experienced by two persons in common. If everything goes well in the path from inner reality to external objective reality, the transitional object, which only makes sense from the perspective of the infant, gradually loses meaning because the infant’s attention is taken up by an expanded range of cultural interests. ‘At this point my subject widens out into that of play, and of artistic creativity and appreciation, and of religious feeling, and of dreaming, and also of fetishism, lying and stealing, the origin and loss of affectionate feeling, drug addiction, the talisman of obsessional rituals etc.’ For Winnicott, the first things on the list are the more desirable outcome of the process of gradual disillusion. However, he also hints at a much more complex transitional space, which contains the ingredients of magical thinking, hallucination and obsession that characterise artistic practice. He says ‘t is well known that after a few months infants of either sex become fond of playing with dolls, and that most mothers allow their infants some special object and expect them to become, as it were, addicted to such objects’ (italics mine).

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catttt1. that of play, and of artistic creativity and appreciation, and of religious feeling, and of dreaming, which are listed in the previous sentence

This.