I woke this morning with “The future is only the not yet, thus unremembered, past”. As with the seagull phrase, I have no idea of its genesis; perhaps it is a remnant of some forgotten dream. I know only, like the seagulls, it will gnaw in my subconscious, as blatant, illogical, profound revelation.
What amuses me about the phrase, ” “The future is only the not yet, thus unremembered, past“, is how it seems disguised as something profound about which to think, like Aristotle’s A=A declaration. I have this vision of Aristotle waking one morning with that idea and wondering, “What the fuck does that mean?” and then spending the rest of his life explaining it to himself.
Even more amusing is the thought of a god awaking with an idea of humanity, and then saying (to himself/herself, obviously), “Well, ain’t that a kick-in-the-head idea.”