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Cracked (window) Consciousness

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Cracked (window) Consciousness Reply with quote

Before I'd had a chance to think about it much, that ding
became a crack, and that crack spread across the windshield
and to a place in the frame that relieved some
underlying windshield stress. It spread, in a way, like lightning,
finding the weak spots, the places under stress, the easy way to ground.

A certain friend of a friend I was told
developed a "found comb" consciousness,
having started as a hobby and become an organizing principle.
It must seem like magic. To find combs on the street, and then
to collect them. It must seem like the universe itself
is trying to tell you something.

Now that my windshield is cracked, I notice it more in others.
What is the true calculus of such a state? Has the danger
really increased? Or just it's perception?
It's not what it is, it's what you do with it.
We are brothers, my cracked car window owners, and me.

I can't help but think we might see the world more clearly.
My brothers and I.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The windshield is there to protect, yet like a mother trying to cook, clean and watch the toddlers in the backyard, it has stress of its own.

Shouldn't a windshield be pliant? A rock should be captured like a fly on flypaper...and picked off later when which point the windshield hits.

Our buildings are built with prestressed concrete...rebar pulled taut. No wonder they too collapse when dinged.

I stub my toe on the wall. I bang into the table. The low lintel dings my head.

Too much stress in man's environment, yes.
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