cave     sense           
 you can tap  into the cave  wherever you 
 go.  with  training,  or  with  drugs... 
 some   people  are   always  like  this. 
 the  cave  is  built  in,  an  intrinsic 
 animal part. it's come  to be associated 
 with the lizards,  and  it's  true  that 
 they  are  very close  to  it  in  their 
 lives. but  as long as youre an  animal, 
 it's  always there,  changing shape with 
 the   mind   is  good   at  relativizing 
 things, placing  them within its current 
 frame   of  reference.  and  the  lizard 
 brain is  good at absolutes. in the end, 
 the  best  and  worst  things  are  both 
  within hearing range. everything else   
               is forgotten.              
 everything is specific, and local.       
 there are no generalizations. there is   
 no object permanence. what you           
 experience is acute, ineffable, and you  
 need to act. every subsection of your    
 body has a consciousness and a voice.    
 everything you see can also see you,     
 through the pupil in your eye. the       
 stones are slippery. the air is inside