Monday, February 14, 2011

The Self and the Soul

What is the Self?
A fish in a bowl the someday will break
A program in a computer running down
Light in a tunnel that comes to its end
Phantom in the limbs that are strong for a while
More than the sum of its parts.

We lose 21 grams when we die
Is this the Soul?
Matter gains weight as it speeds up
So where is the Soul going?

If you weigh a cigar then smoke it
Being careful to tip all the ash onto the scale
You'll know how much smoke weighs.
Measuring the Soul is purely Pythagoral
It is not how much is there in the real world
But how much isn't.

It sounds like Jazz
It's the notes that he's not playing that count.

1 comment:

  1. What's coming to an end, the light or the tunnel?? DONT LEAVE ME HANGING!!!11