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Just A Few More Thoughts

I had a moment of being creeped out on the bus today. A man a few seats down from me reached out and lightly touched a woman in the aisle. She didn't notice, and I'm not sure if he was reaching to feel her hair or her fur coat, but he stretched out his hand, swished his finger back and forth, and then went back to his conversation with a friend. It was just a little too weird for me.

BUT on a more positive note. It is sunny again today, and this quote has given rise to an idea for a story:

For it is only framed in space that beauty blooms. Only in space are events and objects and people unique and significant - and therefore beautiful. A tree has significance if one sees it against the empty face of sky. A note in music gains significance from the silences on either side. A candle flowers in the space of night. Even small and casual things take on significance if they are washed in space, like a few autumn grasses in one corner of an Oriental painting, the rest of the page bare.

I am off to a discussion hosted by some freethinkers at UBC. I am curious and I am nervous. I hope it is a positive time for all...especially the friend who invited me.


hiukei said…
maybe his friend dared him to touch the woman's hair...hehe
i dunno..just want to make the situation less creepy ;)

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