Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

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I fear I don't exist

I had a dream last night, the details of which aren't important, that convinced me that I don't actually exist. The troubling thing is, upon waking up the logic sort of stands. Sitting in the loft before I got up, I muzzily looked around wondering if I really exist, or whether I am just an accidental series of electrical firings that experiences the illusion of existence.

What convinced me (mostly, not entirely) that I and other people actually exist is art. Maybe my thoughts are an illusion that don't really indicate my own existence...but can something as moving and sublime as this really be an accident or an illusion? The experience of the sublime is both individual and universal, repeatable, and can only be experienced not taught or described.

I'm still feeling sort of uncertain about the nature of my own existence, though.

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