^z 14th January 2024 at 12:12pm

Whenever I drive past a certain bus stop in my neighborhood, I think of the Ruy Lopez opening in the game of chess. Five years ago I waited there for a ride, and while standing by the road I studied the Ruy from a book I happened to have with me. The pattern got locked in ... not (alas!) the moves in the opening, but rather the association between that place and that topic. Much the same happens in other areas — including drug addiction and various obsessions, as well as pleasant and productive contexts of work, friendship, family, etc. And it's more than geospatial association. "That's our song, dear." Human brains are strange ....

Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 05:52:22 (EDT) = 2001-05-17

TopicThinking - TopicRecreation

(correlates: OnOneFoot, OneDeep, ProstrateOrganism, ...)