Some people find dealing with Future a difficult task. Grasping a talking stove that reads off your grandma’s recipe for a hardboiled egg precisely to a millisecond or a processor-loaded vacuum cleaner that walks your cat and waters your plants is not always easy. Some people are so disadvantaged by their cultural heritage that they just give up on the future. My problem, however, is dealing with here and now. How do we know?!.. How do we know that orange is orange? And your orange is just like my orange? And many a-mornings I wonder what if… What if the world really is flat? No, really. What if we all are quite short, let’s say, on our left leg and we keep walking in a circle, but our brain is wired so that to make us feel like we are walking the straight line. And if you ever watched COPS on TV, you know that our brains are way accommodating when it comes to straight lines. What if our circle is really a straight line, and straight line is really a… You pull on that one too strong — the whole world unwinds like your proverbial ball of yarn. And then it’s all smoke and mirrors and convenient beliefs. And you still have to catch the morning bus to the office… If you feel dizzy by now, I don’t blame you – I often do, but think of it as a helpful framework of shared concepts that keep us on track… Like knowing that
Today’s April 27, 2011 Puff’n’sip is on! It will start promptly @
5:12 PM @ Chaya Brasserie, 132 Embarcadero (@ Howard)
and might even travel @
7:01 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)
Don;t you feel better? I do!