A coin on one side has a picture of a King.
A coin on one side has a picture of a Beast.
A coin when flipped might show either side: man or beast or beast or man.
Given time, that great mill wheel that grinds all to grain, a beast may evolve into a man. Meanwhile, a man who turns away from the Irrefutable Cascade may devolve into a beast.
Beast or man? Man or beast? Perhaps they are not so different and yet–they are different enough.
A coin when flipped enough times might land on its edge, but this is highly unlikely because of angular momentum. A coin when flipped enough times might fall through the earth; yet this is even less likely.
A coin when flipped enough times is still a coin. A coin is a currency. Currency might buy a bag of grain crushed by a mill wheel. We do not see it then: man-or-beast. We see only the grain. We bake bread. We break bread.
This post was originally published as “09112020“.