|I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought
Awaking from a deep sleep, I experienced that uncanny phenomenon in which everything appears new and familiar all at once. It was almost psychedelic, the way I seemed to see beneath the surface of things. All veils of subjectivity—the distorting filters of my own expectations, fears, and desires—were stripped away. The air was alive with the colored light of dawn. All was revealed to be in a state of flux. The random movements of the swarming seagulls out my window seemed governed by some higher ordering principle. The plants and trees seemed to be hovering above the architecture. Everything everywhere seemed to be vibrantly humming in excitement and joy. On top of it all, time seemed to have no meaning. It was like standing at the South Pole. All the time zones come together at the end of the world. A single pirouette can last an eternity.