our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a


First, you have to see it

Woke up thinking and wrote down "First, you have to see it." Later, awake, I thought it was saying Campbell's "Consciousness, first; then, you." And remembered the internet meme I saw a few days ago -- image of a radio and something about (how did they put it?) mistaking our -- no, thinking that our thoughts come from us is like a radio thinking it thinks. Or something.

So -- the “universe is a hologram”?

How to think about thinking?

Is there some underlying constant, which we each reshape and expand? A metaphor here: Imagine, shape, expand: Carl Sagan: "We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself."