when you look at this sheet of paper, you think it belongs to the realm of being. there was a time that it came into existence, a moment in the factory it became a sheet of paper. but before the sheet of paper was born, was it nothing? before it was recognizable as a sheet of paper, it must have been something else — a tree, a branch, sunshine, clouds, the earth. in its former life, the sheet of paper was all these things.
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