"Ferenczi was the first to make me acquainted with Psycho-Analysis. He also made me understand its real essence and meaning."
The Pyschoanalysis of Children
“The Red Rose in the Garden as a Symbol of a Future Together
Jones, who was always Ferenczi’s rival, sent red rose plants to the house from London, and these became the centerpiece of the garden.
At the same time, after Ferenczi’s death, Jones’s poisoned thorns paralyzed Ferenczi’s reception for decades (Bonomi, 1999). The last entry in Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary on 2 October 1932, expresses this precisely:
(I have just received a few personally friendly lines from Jones. He has sent roses…) Can not deny that I was pleasantly touched even by this. I did indeed also feel abandoned by colleagues …
who are all too afraid of Freud to behave objectively or even sympathetically toward me, in the case of a dispute between Freud and me. A more restrained circulation of letters between Freud, Jones and Eitingon has certainly been going on for a long time now.
I am treated like a sick person who must be spared. (Clinical Diary, 2 October 1932, pp. 212–213)"