I realized a couple of random facts by reading about him:
First, I'm starting to know my watch. I look at it and the moment I read it I realize (somehow) that I already knew what it would show me (I knew it was 8:50 a split-second before seeing it; or O think I did - it was not a conscious thought).
Second, my blog is my misguided attempt at permanence and I hold on to it.
Here's a quote of a quote (from A Taste of Death):
"Attachment becomes a problem because of our wanting to be detached. What is wrong with attachment? Permanence: we cannot hold onto attachments forever. Knowing that, one gets onto the merry-go-round of detachment. All this looks very attractive to you because you feel that you now have the mantra which will help you cope with the aches and pains attachment brings you. Then you get attached to the concept of detachment and spend a lifetime trying to make the goal of being detached into a reality," says U.G., as I smell my early morning coffee.