|March 14th 2009
There will be those who insist on an
idea of "Free Will." Among them you will find Presidents of the United States,
Justices of the Supreme Court, and most school children West of what was
once the Iron Curtain.
The "will" figures too in
that relationship with an ethereal entity that leaves the body upon
death. The "soul" or the "spirit".
In discourse with the trees I sometimes
attempt to explain myself. "I am me!" I will say, "I
belong to the thing that is I. Who are you?" Fortunately
trees have yet to respond, otherwise I would by now be sleeping in ermine
being fed through a tube.
| Then there are those who are
politely addressed as 'people of faith'. Amongst them, "the I that
is me" becomes so critical that life itself is devoted to a future
place. A place that will have them sleeping in ermine fed through a
For my part, the Ox is a more suitable analogy.
He lives his life, usefully or otherwise, dies or is slaughtered, and then
Guess this makes me something like a vampire.