Monday, December 26, 2011

thirteenth night

it stopped raining. i can no longer here the pitter patter of the raindrops on the thin roof overhead. i can hear, however, the couple next door. the walls are thin and they are loud.
once upon a time, there was a ship commanded by the great hero theseus. the ship of theseus was eventually acquired by a museum, but parts of it had rotted and fallen off. so the curator of the museum decided to have those parts replaced, still considering the entire ship to be the ship of theseus. over the years, other parts of the ship rotted and were replaced until every single piece of the ship had, bit by bit, been replaced. so was it still the ship of theseus? or was it a different ship altogether?
is he still my brother? my brother is dead. but death is not always the end. perhaps the golem brought him back. but it still is inside him, replacing parts of him with itself. can it still be him when it is also the golem?



  1. Your brother is dead. I recommend high explosives in this scenario. Anything else is unlikely to make a dent in what you've described.

  2. fire works well. So does running like your life depends on it. It technically does..

    but the golem lives on with your brothers parts and pieces. I pity your brother's pieces.