Sunday, March 14, 2010


In physical pain he rolled over on his back. Bitter as if emerging from an altercation in which he was falsely accused, he felt withdrawn. What was it that he wanted to remember afterwords? Ah yes, that his mood was what really hurt, the rest was mere decoration.

Indirection, a powerful cognitive structure. Climb the layers of abstraction to the invariant at the pinnacle. And at each layer take care to make a handle suitable for traffic in any direction including down. Easier on the way up to do so because gravity stretched time when traveling that direction. And very useful on the way down to the here and now since gravity shortened time on a descent to the explicit.

As his head cleared a smile migrated to the whole of his face. The invariant form of spiritual continuity is indeed timeless. "It will be fun to apply this insight the next time 'reality' intrudes.", he whispered. It was, after all, just a dream. A very useful dream.

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