Immersed in Cake-analysis,  Isak Brodsky became well versed in assessing the cause of a person's suffering.  Was it rooted in deep trauma, or was it was simply the pain of daily living. As Isak said, 'Some people should be sad.  They are going through difficult times. Same with anger.'  

Budapest had not heard of Pink Floyd when Isak was practicing Cake-analysis in 1916.  This was mainly because Roger Waters and David Gilmour had not been born at that time. I suspect that if Isak had the chance to listen to Pink Floyd's music, he would have been touched and intrigued by the depth of trauma embedded in the lyrics.  He might have said, 'Something bad has happened here.'  He might have added that the music reminds him of the trauma suffered by his first Cake-analytic patient, Hershko Kubrinszky.

The other thing that would have interested Isak would have been how Pink Floyd deal with pain.  Where Hershko Kubrinszky transformed his vulnerability into a seething anger, there are times when Pink Floyds songs disguise the suffering of 'two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,'  in beautiful music. In fact, it can almost impossible to feel the pain in the lyrics.

The same could be said about the the man with the 'look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.'

At the end of his Cake-analytic explorations, Isak came to believe the most creative people are often the most traumatised. Their damage inspires them to be highly constructive and destructive, often at the same time.  It is interesting to note the humour of,  'If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any puddin'.  How can you have any puddin' if you don't eat your meat!' in the centre of a song about violence and abuse.















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