Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Dusk
Dusk
Sun Dec 29 22:31:23 2002
Obsessive cat, rehash on spirituality of music
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Cats often seem to take on some characteristics of their owners.. Wally, my cat from the martha times, is kind of obsessive, neurotic, and has a tendency to crowd me. He likes to complain to me, and follows me everywhere, periodically yowling for no reason for minutes at a time. Beefalo, the cat of Debb and me, is hyperactive, extremely inquisitive, and very very shameless. Both of them are very much people cats, snuggly and often playful. Maybe all this is a metaphor for how much Debb means to me.

Tonight, Debb and I watched Beetlejuice. I'm reminded of the flamboyant twistedness that is the theme of that movie... it's one of those songs that's part of my internal jukebox -- part of me. I kind of miss my string bass... or maybe a piano would be fun to have. I think my parents once gave me a guitar -- I wonder if it's in storage at their place... I'd like to dig it out. I wonder.. perhaps redundantly, if the 'spiritual' feelings people feel about their gods are the same or similar to those they feel about their nation, or how I feel about music. Can we make a coherent framework of emotions? Are these really emotions, or do they mix in a bit of interpretation/reasons for emotions in them? Such a tangle of definitions...

If I could design a cosmology, what kind of afterlives would I put in it? Perhaps an infinitely large house, rooms going on and on, sparsely populated, none of them owned, people could just wander along forever, or settle in a place for awhile... It'd be interesting, the navigation means we normally use in a house on the small scale, becoming a way of life. Except... it should have an outside. I just don't know how to make it coherently fit into that framework. Oh well -- daydreams are cheap.