Each one of us, no matter what our species, is perpetually influencing and being influenced, affecting and being affected, learning and teaching, training and being trained, all of us by one another.
There was a time when our own alphabet first began that the letters represented real things. There was a time when some alphabets were considered sacred. One morning I woke up and knew just what I wanted for our alphabetic symbols.
… after I went to bed that night I had this experience of wanting to just be the animal self that I am, to know that while I am doing all this work that I consider to be incredibly meaningful, rich with import, part of my destiny and all of that, I needed very much that night to also immerse myself in the opposite …
This is the thing about living attentively in a world. It becomes. Inside of you. There is a universe in there, inside every one of us.