Shadow People

9 Responses

  1. W.R. says:

    Fucking gritty Jon.

  2. Andrew says:

    Well, this is the most hopelessly depressing thing I’ve read all week. All month, for that matter. Enlightening and gritty though, Jonny. Like W.R. said. You sure can write, my friend.

  3. Random guy in Boston says:

    Wow

  4. Obligatory name says:

    Wicked good and deep stuff but my wife and I want to read and laugh more about you emotionally deconstructing (demolishing) rude, egotistical and verbally aggressive women.

  5. Kenneth Martin says:

    I’ve had some personal experience with sleep deprivation. You actually see things and people that aren’t actually there. Similar to a mid-70s Acid trip, but much more frightening and real. Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist

    • Jon says:

      “Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” – Precisely, Kenneth. It’s easy to automatically assume that what one perceives while under the influence of hallucinogens and/or by virtue of sleep deprivation is ultimately no more real than the visual and auditory delusions people experience in the throes of a psychotic break. However, considering the tremendously complex nature of both the biochemistry of the human brain and this world in general, I think it’s important to keep an open mind about other, far stranger possibilities.

      Do Tom’s near-perpetual lack of sleep and probable drug-induced psychosis lead him to see things that do not exist outside of his own mind? Almost certainly. Could there be something else going on? Something that eludes our understanding? Absolutely.

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