Enlightenment And The Dishes

Andre Philippe Laisney
3 min readJan 1, 2023

Just a random pastime

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“My” thoughts on time and space are borrowed from all of humanity. We say that “Change is inevitable”, but we also say that “Some things change and some things never do”. Perhaps time, like the dishes, is “real” in a way, and “not real” in a way.

This idea can be superimposed upon the model of an animal physically composed of a multitude of living cells where the cells are born and die but the animal persists. Then we can overlay that idea upon a species and say that individual people are born and die yet humanity persists.

The egoist is one small individual cell within the body of humanity who believes that he(she, etc.) is the big deal. This is true, but only in a way. Each wolf is every wolf, in a way. A lot of things are like that despite the fact that we tend to be certain of the absolute truth of our own personally embodied “truths”.

Perhaps there is more to “us” than we understand. Perhaps there is an aspect that comes and goes and another aspect which never does. Some things of time, but also timeless being. That which is, and that which becomes.

Perhaps time is like the distances between things. Distance is a “thing” that both is a thing, but also is not a thing. Perhaps time is “real”, but only to the things of time, the things wrapped in their own personal…



Andre Philippe Laisney

Row, row, row your boat, willfully up the creek. listen, listen, listen, openly, life is trying to speak.