The more lives I live, the more echoes I hear from the past warning me of the future. Clueing me into the present.
Then the television tuned to me. I was there watching myself at that very instant, watching myself. Then I became aware of watching myself from the television while watching myself on the television. And I became the me watching me instead of the me being watched. But then, I was aware that I was being watched. And then I was watching me watching myself, watching myself on the television. And it kept going on and on! And every time I attempted to stop watching myself on the television, I would become aware that I was being watched as I watched myself. It was like mirrors looking into mirrors. Each vision of myself, watching myself, watching myself on the television, gave rise to infinite visions of myself watching myself.
The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them—especially not from yourself. Instead of turning away in denial when you make a mistake, you should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are. The fundamental reaction to any mistake ought to be this: “Well, I won’t do that again!