Mon Jan 03 2005 at 10:56:53
Specks of light
are being flung out of this computer screen and landing on your
. The image of the
is crossing your
, reversed as it crosses the
and then landing on your sensitive
. From there, the
is transported to the back of your
through an astoundingly fast chemical and electric
In your mind, each letter is identified and designated by a
. As sounds come together, they form words, and you compare those words to the database of words whose meaning you're already familiar with; for instance,
means something you know well.
and have experience of reading, your mind will identify the
before it has to put their parts together. Normally, you should have about 100,000 stored up, not to mention those you vaguely know and those you can figure out from their
; for instance, etymology comes from
, "true" and
The words come together to form sentences, and you
their meaning. From there, the sentence is moved to an other area of your brain in order to be stored there temporarily. After all, you never know: if the sentence seems uninteresting to you, as most are, you can easily clean out this
However, if you deem it worthy of interest, you will open up
in your brain and the sentence will be stored there longer. That will allow you to do two things: to use the
in that sentence to solve problems, or you can
pass it on
to other people who haven't read this
If you're very lucky, the words in what you're reading will add up to more than the sum of their parts.
are tyrants; since we cannot live without them, and since they are forced upon us, they are tools of oppression as much as they are tools of thought. However, sometimes people and sentences can crack gaps into the meaning of words, through which our own
can slither. Such words are always meant as a gift from their author to someone he loves.
I don't know if there is any in
, but there is many in
. The name of this gift is
I like it!
Why your pet eats poop
Information is fractal
You are reading this
There are many like it, but this one is mine
The Scholar and the Poet share a Constitutional
Some of our best friends are three minutes long
I can see the evening stars
How your brain codes knowledge
About beetles, and your inky heart
How your brain works
tie a word to it
Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
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