Perhaps the 'what if' scenario I posed was a bit too abstract or out of context to effectively work with. Sort of like tuning into a conversation that has an earlier beginning and while being intrigued what one has tuned into, one is also confused by what is meant. That said, if you are both intrigued as well as somewhat puzzled by our little 'what if' scenario, this is a good thing. It is an indication of a mind that is open and willing to explore new possibilities.
To digress for a moment...this blog will have absolutely no appeal to a mind that is closed. A closed mind "knows" and knows that it knows and is completely certain about what it knows. In knowing fully why would there be any need for curiosity, wonder, exploration or questions? Obviously, there wouldn't be as everything is already known. Also, for a mind that is closed, there is never a thought or need to "get outside of the box" as there is, of course, only one box and that is its box and why on earth would it ever want to get out of it?
The idea of living in an experience might indeed seem odd but if you ponder upon the notion for a while I suspect that you will come to recognize that an experience is the only thing a person can live in. Before we attempt to proceed any further with this we should ask ourselves the question: What is experience? Asking this question brings a door into our view and all that is required for us to open the door is a curiosity about what's on the other side and a willingness to find out. So again, the question...what is experience?
Well, isn't experience an end result, an outcome, an effect, a product and so on? In other words, isn't an experience what we perceive through our human body's capacity for seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting aka the five senses? Now for the next obvious question we should ask ourselves...if experience is a result, what is it a result of? What is causing the experience?
I'll leave you to explore this question and in part III we'll venture further into this.
As a side note...since moving back to Fort Smith a decade ago after being gone since the early 70's, Fort Smith has presented me with a most fascinating enigma. That constant 'rub' has again and again incited me to attempt to gain more understanding of the Fort Smith experience but I kept looking in all the wrong places. Yet, the 'wrong' places weren't actually wrong. Instead, they were more like rungs on a ladder. It was my climbing those rungs that I eventually arrived at the understanding I was seeking. This blog is my way of sharing how I finally came to have a viable (for me) understanding of the Fort Smith experience.