Sleeping Lessons [8/27/2007]

I keep listening to this song Sleeping Lessons by The Shins a lot. There is this line in the beginning:
"Eviscerate your fragile frame
And spill it out in the ragged floor
A thousand different versions of yourself"
And it keeps making me wonder about what the consequences really would be of splitting your soul into a thousand different pieces. The song seems to imply that you would have some greater power to resist addiction. When I listen to it, it makes feel like it's correct, that it would give you this power. But, when I'm not listening to the song, I think, maybe that doesn't really make sense. Why would you necessarily have more power to resist temptations? Anyway the whole decentralization of the soul is an interesting idea to ponder.

Thinking about that reminded me how I had this vision a few weeks ago of myself as a matryoshka (russian nesting doll). This is another weird idea, that I have smaller and smaller versions of myself inside. Like a Mandelbrot set. Instead of turtles all the way down, it's matryoshka all the way in. But, this is just a weird fantasy. I almost like it better than the thousand different pieces though.