Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Seam between realties

One of my favorite parts about being at sea is catching the sunrise. I rarely see the sunrise in the city. It's not that I don't rise early. I'm not a sound sleeper. I don't even use an alarm clock. I simply wake up when I am supposed to.

But rising early doesn't necessarily mean you get to experience the dawn. In the city it is masked by realities of life. Blinds are drawn. Minds are shut. We are focused on the mundane.

But on the ocean, it is almost impossible to hide from the dawn.

I think it was my old crazy friend Carlos Casteneda who talked about the dawn (or was it sunset) being the seam between realities. It's easy to believe as you watch the sun rise out of the blackness. It's like a tear has been made in the cosmos. Or it's like a giant eye is opening and peeking in on this crazy experiment. Wouldn't it be ironic if our world is a cosmic ant farm and god is some kid shining a flashlight on our world to see what we're up to?

"Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one."
--Albert Einstein
Ain't it the truth?
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