Here’s a test of awareness: did you notice that I wrote “self-aware of ourselves?” I basically said, “to be aware of oneself of oneself,” a kind of doubling down of awareness, of examination of oneself. Some time after initial writing I reread my words and caught the “error.” I almost edited it away. But then I thought, why not? It is that kind of scrutiny that is called for, both of the world around and the world within. With such an attentiveness, one spots the spots sunk deep in one’s heart, and having cleansed it, can more easily detect new spots before they take root–it is easy to weed a cultivated garden. And one finds other things too, lovely things, waiting for discovery… Double down to 7-UP!