Friday, June 29, 2012

AN EPIPHANY ON EPIPHANIES

An epiphany hit me this morning while I was in the shower. I recall groaning at how ridiculous the whole thing was but as much as I try to recall the exact epiphany (which had a really nice ring to it), I can't. A "doesn't sound as good as the original" version is: 

Epiphanies only hit you when you're unable to do much about it, after which your mind carelessly shoves it aside to tell you to concentrate on what you're doing instead. It then forgets to save it, nor will you be able to 'auto-recover' it from the depths of your brain. Or even if you do, it's just fragments of the real thing and doesn't seem as solid anymore.

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  1. That is a downside of epiphanies. They have very short life spans, and if you don't take note, you're going to forget. I'd say I have forgotten some epiphanies but I have no real idea if I did.

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    1. Yup, sometimes you don't even realise it.

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  2. I had a few and yeah they happen too little too late

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    1. Seems like it affects us more than we think it does.

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  3. I have many supernatural revelations each day but they disappear into the darkest depths of my bizarre mind never to be found again :-).

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  4. Yeah they always come when there is no need, kind of pointless.

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  5. I'm stillwaiting for an epiphany. Still waiting.... and waiting.... Nope, no epiphany today.

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    1. Well, that's another problem - they pop by when you're not waiting for them :)

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  6. That's why it's important to carry a notebook around with you at all times. And, consequently, to make sure you never have one in the shower or whilst driving.

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    1. I do the former, but can't help the latter ;)

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  7. Take a long bath instead...epiphanies gestate much more slowly there.

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    1. I think so too, maybe I should give it a try one of these days.

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  8. A bit like dreams... those dreams which explain the meaning of life, and the like!

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    1. Yeah, just like dreams, the memory of it doesn't stay put.

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