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entanglement

a particle of truth endured          in my sea of fiction                  somehow it called to you      and you heard identification demands recognition the most fundamental of forces       refuses to be denied unencumbered by fear we dance    on our own frequency in a universe that knows no time *** Both an eternal student and

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Front Row Seat to a Mental Meltdown

Living with severe depression and other mental issues is a very strange experience.  For me it started early; I was about 14.  But I hid it well.  I was ashamed of my feelings so I learned to bury them.  That worked for a decade and a half.  Then I just lost it.  Complete nervous breakdown.  Nervous breakdowns are a weird thing as well; I think they are probably different for

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William Burroughs on folks who can’t mind their own business

Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. Now your virus is an obligate cellular parasite, and my contention is that evil is quite literally a virus parasite occupying a certain brain area which we may term the RIGHT center. The mark of

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Andy Warhol on the Nature of Reality

“Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there—I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but actually it’s the way things happen in life that’s unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it’s like watching television—you don’t

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A Lion in the Woods

I It was nearly dark when 10-year-old Tommy Tucker zipped around the corner of the old train station on his bike to witness the cougar atop its prey. Startled by the squeaking brakes and the bike’s headlight, the huge cat retracted its claws and fled across the tracks, disappearing behind an abandoned warehouse. There on the side of the tracks was the limp body of a small girl, face down

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