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  • Today I found a dead moth and began to think about why moths are so attracted to bright light or a flame. And of course the prolific use of it in poetry in various languages makes it all the more pitiful. My philosophical meandering tells me perhaps its a message to me that it is in our dissolution that our purpose is found, when we shed everything that is a mere representation of ourselves. But then again the science of it suggests they get "disoriented" by the light. And to this I wonder what's the difference, isn't attraction a form of "disorientation"; here was a moth minding its own business, using the sun/moon as its compass, traveling in a straight line and then suddenly thump the candlelight/bulb distracts it from its path and that's the end of the moth! Doesn't sound too unfamiliar.

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