What does a felt change of consciousness mean to me? It means that I see something I had not before. It means that I see familiar things strange. It means sitting on the opposite side of the desk, in a different chair, pointing my head in an unaccustomed direction. It means understanding things in the way another culture would.

There are words for this: defamiliarization; ostranenie (“aw STRAN en knee”).

1. How has the virus made things strange? 2. Tell the story from the pov of the briefcase or the horse. 3. Upside down. 4. 100 uses for X. 5. Ways to measure height of a building with a barometer. 6. Go to an art gallery. 7. Random juxtaposition.

:- Doug.

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