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Gentleness, loneliness, fatigue, boredom, indifference. What is the nature of our natural states of lethargy? What is the "evolutionary function" of compassion? Sighing is a signification of our higher nature, leaking out like air from a punctured bicycle tire. Our fondness for small animals is an endorsement, an appreciation of our own vulnerability, our own endearing weakness. We are what we are, we are what we become, we are what we long for, in the long run. "Kittens in mittens." Anthropomorphizing is a roundabout way to pet ourselves, and to enjoy the warmth that awaits us upon the reception of our own purring.

We are pets to our pet projections.

Posted by James Bradley on 6/16/13

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