Originally Posted January 27, 2011
A: I just don't know what I'd feel like if I wasn't a person.
Me: Sorry. What?
A: I mean, if I wasn't me, and I wasn't someone else, and I wasn't a thing. I just don't know what that would feel like.
Me: Okay. You need to explain that a little more. Do you mean, like if you were some other person?
A: No. Like, I just think there is a person for everybody.
Me: Do you mean, "a soul for every body"?
A: No. I guess...well, I don't know...I mean...
Me: Do you mean, if your dad and I didn't have you would you still be somewhere else?
A: I don't know. I just mean if, I just...Well, I don't know how I'd feel.... Oh, I don't understand what I mean either.
(mental note: I'm not sure which of my university studies would have been more helpful in this conversation: Psych 020 or a reading of Waiting for Godot.)