like that fish walking up onto the land for the first time, matured in
two distinct iterations.
I've experienced two major
in this journey I've been on with him.
The first was distinguishing
is the answer to the question "What am I?".
Getting an answer to a powerful question isn't a good idea
necessarily if the answer is definitive and final. Why stop at
one answer? A question is really powerful if
it calls forth lots and lots and LOTS of answers. Having
said that, for the purposes of this conversation
as the answer to the question "What am I?" and
as the answer to the question
"Who am I?"
good enough for jazz.
The very sense of the abstract noun
(replete with its embodiment of the root verb
implies a shift of something, a shift of
state if you will. I assert when a human being is
(that is to say, when a human being
their life) what shifts is twofold:
the distinction between what we are and
who we are
is blurred. It's also likely prior to
the distinction distinction isn't distinguished yet, and
it's more than likely that's not yet known either. Prior
we know ourselves as our names, as what we do for a living, as our
nationality, and - in a more fundamental sense - as our
we know ourselves to be the
originally stated, the space) in which all the events of our
lives occur. In other
our lives our sense of what we are shifts from the
content of our lives to the
for our lives.
It doesn't end there. If
who you are
then by declaring "I'm the possibility of communication" you
an opening for communication. Conversely, without the declaration "I'm
the possibility of communication" there's no possibility of
communication ... if who you are is
first brought forth
like that fish walking up onto the land for the first time it was a
of epic proportions for life itself when along with that fish walking
up onto the land for the first time came
and eagles like a possibility.
Then something even more astonishing happened: that fish started
speaking. And since then nothing has ever been the same.