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Doppelgänger — Do Not Apply!

The tilt of his head, the wet paws and the movement that follows, this friend of mine is but a doppelgänger of my puppy from the past. Do you have any fond pets worthy of some remembrance? Now is the time!

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Doppelgänger — Do Not Apply!

All good things are wild, and free."
— Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Oscar Wild — My Puppy from the Past — A planksip Memory

Oscar Wild — My Puppy from the Past

Doppelgänger — Do Not Apply!

All good things are wild, and free."
— Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

The titled responsion is a rather personal reference that most of you will not understand. With the tilt of his head, the wet paws and the movement that follows, this friend of mine is a doppelgänger of a puppy from my past named Oscar. Wild, in the responsion and refers to Thoreau's universal equivocation of, 'wild, and free' with, 'all good things'. Do you have any fond pets worthy of some remembrance? Now is the time to tell us about it!

For me, the "do not apply!" reference is an unwillingness to bring in a look-alike replacement to replace the family pet. Waiting until the grief somewhat subsides allows a new family pet to be welcomed into the family and loved on its own terms.

Confused and Ready to go

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."
— Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

The titled responsion is a reference to a puppy from my past, a doppelgänger if you will.

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Confusion projected onto you by others is compounded by the realization that the idea of you is someone else as viewed through the eyes of others.

Didn't I just say this?

Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale."
Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

The titled responsion is poking fun at a loss of memory in real-time.

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All you need to know my friend, this epistemology of remembrance is but a fiction of changing stories. It's like we need a book to keep it straight. Forgetfulness is a strategy, dismissed at will by the truth seekers of our society. Knowledge, I maintain is more than the ability to recall, especially in this age where Prometheus can do it for you. Focus on what matters!

Oscar Wild — My Puppy from the Past — A planksip Memory

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