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  • After this trip to the restroom, I won't be me anymore. I'll be new in some tiny way. I'll come out refreshed and confident and maybe more informed because of the chatter that goes on among the stalls, I'll leave some part of me behind yet have something new added.

    You know what I mean?

    Call me crazy. Even I think it's a bit in the clouds. But it's something philosophers would muse about deeply and then come up with something more complex and less grounded then anything you could dream of. Perhaps, if I described a plane trip to somewhere else on the globe you would understand. If going to another country, It is an experience big enough that you know that you are leaving something behind and coming back as a new person, A more informed, peaceful person with thousands of memories to share with others. You may come back haunted. You may have left behind thoughts and feelings that have been overcome with these more vivid, powerful ones.

    You know what I mean?

    Before my plane trip to southern Turkey, I would be filled to the brim with excitement and expectations. Flying back, I would be content; some expectations killed but others created and satisfied, with thousand of pictures to pelt friends and relatives with when we encounter, because there is no real way for someone to truly know what you experience, not cameras, not videos, not being there with you.

    You know what I mean?

    It never stops chipping off and sinking in. A never ending flow of experience that doesn't stop until you join the heavens. Really, you never stop growing up. The more you leave behind and gather, and the longer you do it, the closer you are to being a Buddha. Perhaps. I haven't gone through enough of the flow to really know yet. You see? I'm no real Philosopher. But if one knows how to notice those small changes in themselves, they can come close.

    I hope you know what I mean.
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