Monday, June 22, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
THE SKULL contains the brain, but it doesn’t contain the mind. We walk around thinking our minds are in our heads, but the mind is only an inner space of the body metaphorically. Eyeballs aren’t peepholes brains peek through. Movies aren’t projected in some cinema between our ears. It’s pitch black inside there every second of every day. Even in full sun, our brains are always dark. Our heads are light-tight, even when our eyes are open.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
I FOUND HIM near the nurse’s station in his wheelchair, receiving a cup of pills in his hands. His right leg, badly mangled in the accident, had been screwed and pinned back together and wrapped up in a soft cast. He couldn’t bend it at the knee, so when I wheeled him around and down the hallway to his room in the locked unit, I was mindful of the large sweep his outstretched right leg made as we rounded the corners.