Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Possessions

In his book The Feeling of What Happens neuroscientist Antonio Damasio makes the interesting point that each of us has one and only one body.  I believe that the only things I truly own are my physical body and my time.  I do not own another person (and Sadie Pearl the cat would be the first to tell you that I don’t own her either).  The books, clothes, and other stuff that I normally think of as belonging to me will be mine only while I am here to use them.  When I came into this world, small and naked, I had only my body and my time and those will be mine until I leave it.

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