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July 28, 2011


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You have really got my neurons cooking, Brian.
I feel most real when I wake up in the morning, and notice how the brain boots up. First, a diagnostic routine where I check my limbs for functionality (I recently had my 2nd spinal surgery and my entire spinal column is a mess). Then, a quick subroutine to verify the status of the rest of my senses. Next, a rundown of current unresolved concerns, and prioritizing the list.
Out of the blue, I am now awake. I spend the day wondering how many more times I will have to go through this exact rigamarole before I finally get it right.

I feel most real when I'm lost, out of my depth, beside myself, stunned, stumped, challenged, because resources I may or may not have are being called upon and my response is as much a surprise to me as anyone else.

cc, great comment. Your thoughts helped inspire tonight's "I don't know" blog post.


How real do these people feel?

How real are "they" to "us"? Oh, the pathos of being human.

at any rate yet another entry into the log of really, like, swell reasons to do away with divisive religions and embrace our common humanity.


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