Thursday, March 04, 2010

Sleeping together...

We cling to consciousness as the defining feature of our humanity. And yet every night we willingly let go of it, the entirety of our species lies dormant, completely without consciousness for approximately 8 our of every 24 hours. And every morning we get our consciousness back, effortlessly. We pick up right where we left off, no questions asked. When we think of ourselves we think of our efforts and our struggles and our history and plans for the future, and yet a third of the picture is miraculously absent. How amazing!

(photo by Spencer Tunick, who else?, idea inspired by Antonio Damasio)


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