Mankind's unique creation is language, and language is a principal source of mankind's creativity. In analysis, moments of implicit relational learning and moments of explicit insight are creative highpoints of the talking to one another about what matters to and between analyst and patient. Although difficult to prove, we believe personal reflective space and analytic conceptual space is a product of the specific use of symbolic reasoning and the language needed to play conceptually with alternatives. A brief digression prompted by a television program on evolution that one of us (JDL) watched enables us to place our conceptualizations into an evolutionary perspective that links creativity, affectivity, and communication.