the dog made me go outside. good dog. an early evening walk past the heron rookery, along the back bay, and i found this: two standup paddlers in a golden october sunset.
Herbart [Johann Friedrich Herbart] coined the term “apperceptive mass” to indicate that an idea becomes conscious not in isolation, but only in assimilation with a complex of other ideas already in consciousness.
Icognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
by David Engleman