If inanimate objects could gain knowledge through observation, automotive headlights could scare us with what they know. They would, at very least, have an understanding of human nature and the world we have built for ourselves that would comfort few and raise many questions about what it is that we are doing in this life. If we pay attention, we can get a glimpse into that body of knowledge as we drive at night, twin lamps carving cones of awareness out of the darkness, revealing a strange, continuous play of places, surfaces, and things we might never otherwise see, and never in the same manner as we do in that strange shine. 

From an unfinished manuscript I started a very, very long time ago, which resurfaced while organizing files.

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