Cat, I tried, but this is what I ended up with. Rereading it, I feel like James Blish ("a typewriter with a glacial surface") wrote it in one of his philosophical novels. I also seem to be suffering from drug reactions which are making me even grimmer than usual, and these aren't the sort of drugs I can stop. This is in bad need of a rewrite, and perhaps more. So I'm going to run it here, under my usual friends-lock, in the hope that someone can figure out how to make it more human.
[Update: Cat actually likes it, so I'm going to turn it loose. Here goes...]( Short philosophical essayCollapse )