// from the book 'they became what they beheld'
21 November 2009
'with sight and hearing, we experience things outside of us; with taste and smell only restricted parts of us are affected. but touch we feel inside: when we encounter an object, it resists, presses back, and thus we learn the world is composed of other bodies. if it weren't for this, we would move through the world like phantoms. hg wells tells a story of two-dimensional beings who can't enter our world of three dimensional bodies. two-dimensional beings can only witness the spectacle of life; they can't live it.'