Monday, 7 January 2013

Can you survive without being alive?

 Let’s see. You could survive in a darkened cell for quite a long time, couldn’t you, as long as you had warmth, food and water.

 But in that case how much of you would be alive? Your body would be ticking over, but what would your brain be doing?

 What if the imprisoned-in-the-dark person was an artist? Would he be more alive than someone without such a developed imagination?

 Might an artist be more alive in the darkened room than out in the world?

 Or just a bit madder?


  1. This makes me feel a bit uncomfortable too! Like the brains and scraping yesterday! I think probably better to be some kind of artist in whatever circumstances but maybe not. Maybe having no imagination would be good in such straits.

  2. What was it Oscar Wilde said? We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    And come to think about it, clouds wouldn't make a blind bit of difference, would they?