Thursday, April 25, 2019

Earnest Conceptual Abstraction

Sometimes the daughter and I like to pretend we are the mutant cyborg offspring of David Byrne’s cowboy-hat-wearing character in the film “True Stories.” I call these times moments of earnest conceptual abstraction. Here is an example:

Imagine the totality. Everything. All that you can imagine. The universe and beyond.

Then imagine the singularity. The complete totality compressed into a subatomic particle that the highest level of theoretical physics cannot yet prove exists.

Between these two extremes exists a box, that is refrigerator size because it is in fact a refrigerator. One section houses the freezer section, in which the ice cream cake resides at an appropriate temperature.

In this way I shared the information about the special dessert we had in honor of a birthday. Good times.

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