Oct/Nov 2018

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You Think What You Are

There is no "objective" reality to time. If we and other sentient things did not exist, neither would time. The rocks and stars don't experience time. We learn time through the beats of our hearts and the breaths of our lungs. Trees know it in their own ways, fruit flies in theirs. To speak of the first few seconds of the universe, except as a feeble metaphor, is to engage in anthropomorphism with a cosmic hubris.

Thomas J. Hubschman


My Sophia

When we went to bed, we stripped ourselves of the years and were naked like seals. I wanted to make honking noises, but restrained myself. Sometimes, you work your way back to innocence.

Stanley Jenkins


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