Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • So here is my first involuntary art piece, when I was age 9, perhaps. I was standing right under a lamp, a single bulb hanging from the ceiling, which is an approximation to what physicists would call a point source in the macroscopic world. The picture I recently drew is a rough recollection of the shadow I saw looking down and looking all around me. I was stark naked, and what I saw was a top-down projection of my profile.

    The funny thing is that the first time, later on, that I encountered the word Homunculus, I knew that had seen it long time before, standing shivering, but totally amazed, under that lamp.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.