13 March 2006
The Metaphysics of Empathy
Moondust Happenstance found a pen with an infinite supply of ink. Moondust used the pen for decades. When he was ninety years old he gave the pen to his granddaughter. She wrote a few thousand diary entries with it. She lost the pen in the ocean while on a cruise. It ended up in a whale’s stomach. The pen broke. The ink poured out of the pen, escaped the whale, and colored the ocean a deep black. Some of the ink lapped up on land and seeped into graveyards. Some if it flowed into Moondust’s grave. It stained his bones.