One more note from On Freud’s “Trieb” and the Psychoanalyst’s Desire. Lacan says
What this makes me think about is how (I think) the search for das Ding exists in tension with the search for the phallus￼ and object a.
Being subjected to the ￼pull of each of these three objects results in subject getting creative￼ and making a symptom or sinthome. The symptom is the result of the subject’s attempt to creatively manage the tension they feel in their body as a result of the competitive pulls of these three different things…
Jacques Lacan, “On Freud’s “Trieb” and the Psychoanalyst’s Desire,” in Écrits, Bruce Fink translation, New York, Norton, 2006, p. 724.↩