my way & your way

In & out, then came

This way & that way, then

My way & your way

Did my way & your way usher in a new beginning? Was that where and when argument began?

Did consciousness begin on earth when something was able to respond to its environment? Doesn’t one have to be conscious to know one has been touched? And much later self consciousness arises. Is it here where human argument came in and later made civilizations possible?

This way & that way (repeated again and again) is our breath “the swinging door” sucking in & pushing out. Sucking air energy in & and pushing waste out. Putting food energy in & pushing fertilizer out.

My way & your way is also taking & giving, it’s acting & getting a response, etc. Is this two-way combination the ultimate product? Is the product (the exchanges) what makes living self-consciously the fun and sadness it is?

Every suction & push makes someone happy as they say in sports.

the tinniest bit

Is it that when you give even the tinniest bit in the argument against instantaneous miracles, have you given away the farm?

Is it that a near miss is as good as a mile? Is the answer no because of gravity?

Is it that miracles are real and are everywhere but they all took thirteen-point-seven-billion years to happen?


be persuaded

Is it that we can be persuaded more easily by listening to a story than by being told why something should be believed or is right?

Is this because we are naturally more open to narration than we are to argument and opinion? Is this why stories are so popular among preachers, politicians, teachers, and writers?

Are all four sellers? If so, are all selling nothing but ideas?