Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Sun Dec 29 22:31:23 2002
Obsessive cat, rehash on spirituality of music

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.