"Also I just remembered that last night I dreamed there were two of you because of an accident with a teleporting machine. One looked terrible like he was about to die of disease but otherwise was fine and the other looked normal but was kind of stuck in the exact same place all the time mentally, like ghosts in movies are."
Our idea of relaxing is all too often to plop down in front of the television set and let its pandering idiocy liquefy our brains. Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery - it recharges by running. You may be surprised to find how quickly daily routine and the demands of “just getting by” absorb your waking hours. You may be surprised to find how quickly you start to see your politics and religion become matters of habit rather than thought and inquiry. You may be surprised to find how quickly you start to see your life in terms of other people’s expectations rather than issues. You may be surprised to find out how quickly reading a good book sounds like a luxury.
You’re in one house or the other but you never know which one you were in until you’re out of it.
—from Duncan the Wonder Dog by Adam Hines