Aphorisms #11 & 12, on fluid identity

“What is it that makes a person the very person that she is, herself alone and not another, an integrity of identity that persists over time, undergoing changes and yet still continuing to be – until she does not continue any longer – at least not unproblematically?” Rebecca Goldstein

“When I look most transparent is probably when I have just come out of the fire.” Anais Nin