One of the questions on my final was to define, describe and apply the 1991 edition of Cross’ Model of Psychological Nigrescence. So I started writing my essay from the end backwards because I could not remember the first two stages. I knew stage 1 was pre-“something” and stage 2 was the “something.”
I did know that it started with an E. I couldn’t remember what it was. Finally, as I was writing, I decided to write down E-words that I knew it was not. Eventually, I got to Enterprise. Enterprise connected to Star Trek and Jean-Luc Picard who was the captain of the Enterprise-D in The Next Generation. The first episode of Next Generation was the… Of course! It suddenly dawned on me that the word I was looking for was Encounter.