Neal Cassady said, “We are actually fourth dimensional beings in a third dimensional body inhabiting a second dimensional world!” This may not make sense to a lot of people, because most people saw Neal as a real space cadet. Longitude and latitude give you your position on Earth and this accounts for the two-dimensional world. People are solids, so we are three-dimensional beings having length, width, and height, but since Earth is moving through space you need to bring in the fourth dimension of spacetime before you can pinpoint an object by knowing where it is at a certain time. When the American poet Diane Di Prima heard Neal say this, she responded with, “And the clay began to talk and became human – one part man one part woman.”
Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday.