I’ve been thinking about conservation of energy laws. I hope I haven’t lost too many of you there. I was reading and I was thinking about the accumulation of knowledge as a resource. When you read a book you intake all the knowledge within it and absorb that into your brain, but the book does not shrink or deplete during this process. There is a mocking disregard of entropy going on here. The universe and its constituent parts ought to be getting more chaotic, disorganised, and degraded, and yet during the act of reading, the brain is gaining information with nothing being lost. Perhaps a book is a self-replenishing object, but then where does it get the energy to perform such a miraculous feat? Can a book grow, swell to appropriate size such that it can be drained when it is read? Maybe books are aware of the delicate balance in information that is traded off during the process of reading. Maybe books do not consider reading to be a unilateral endevour.
Or maybe I should stop fucking reading House Of Leaves at midnight