1. identities are created by being. it is up to an observer to define the identity of the subject. unless the subject creates a manifesto. this is not possible with many forms of organization – the family, the community, the nation. The words of laws can not define a family, a community, or a nation, but they are what a a family, a community, and a nation can be defined by. Though a pot may have arms, it is not for the pot to shape itself prior to entering the kiln. A pot must be. A pot must be defined by its many observers. A pot may hold tea. A pot may hold a plant. A pot may hold on for dear life to its laws and to its self identification, but a pot is outnumbered.

    Some pots, unable to define themselves, may crack under the pressure.

  2. Nice. I agree with that. I am also wondering if you are suggesting I am insane, but I think that is because I have been feeling a bit insane on the main lately.

    How are you doing?

  3. Doing good. I’m calling the family, the community, and the nation insane, and I’m adding the singular person to that mix now, in the person’s role as representative of the family, community, or nation for the composite of his or her mind.

    I’m doing pretty good, hanging in there, can’t complain.

    So I guess I never really knew you, how would you define the you I knew?

  4. I don’t know how to define the I that you knew/know. I don’t know if I can really answer that question. I mean, I don’t know if I know you I guess but I feel like I know you and that’s the most I can say for anybody. You probably know me better than a lot of people that know me in real life in some ways because you’ve seen sides of me they’ve never seen. I think I’ve seen that. Plus, you know, seven years, obviously not seven years 24/7, but it builds into something.

    Why “knew”?

  5. I guess because I just don’t feel like the same person I was 7 years ago, and I feel like others don’t feel like they’re the same person they were 7 years ago as well. I can produce 7 years ago, I think, certainly a lot better than I can produce 10 or 12 years ago for those I knew in those time periods, but I am unable to be that person.

    Baring in mind there has been certainly a lot of contact and chatter in that 7 year period, but some intelligence becomes out dated and others lost in that time.

    So I guess “knew” because I didn’t want to imply that I was pigeon-holing you to your past, unconsciously forcing you to “produce” for the sake of conversation, you know?

    Anyway I’ll e-mail you

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