Distribution Automatique

Monday, March 8

Note:11/1/80 (written on the final page
of my copy of *Interaction Ritual* by Erving Goffman)

The parallel between aliveness and
wakefulness. If we were not alive
we would be in a condition analogous
to sleeping as in the (finite or
infinite) amount of time we were not
yet born. Waking is seeking
to adjoin, sleeping to separate.
Separate wakefulness or adjoined
dormancy is painful because it
conflicts with the cycles of birth
and death.