Here in the 21st century, Christmas trees have evolved beyond being mere platforms for gratuitous Santa-themed hardware. The modern tree is a reflection of the events and personality of the tree-couturier. Now it is not unusual to find reminiscences from vacations, graduations, births, deaths, and other events hanging from a bough alongside the Jolly Old Elf.
In that spirit, we are pleased to offer our series of Famous Scientists Tree Ornaments. If you happen to be one who celebrates science and learning along with Herald Angels and flying reindeer, this series of ornaments is custom-made for you.
This particular ornament celebrates Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939), widely known as the father of psychoanalysis. The ornament bears one of his more profound statements - "Time spent with cats is never wasted." One might be tempted to wonder, in a room with Herr Dr. Freud and a common housecat, just who was analyzing who.