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Agent Thoth discusses more of the trials and tribulations associated with living with hominids. Incidentally, if you've missed Agent Thoth's earlier entries, you can find them here: Thoth's Journal
Department for the Preservation and Confirmation of Intelligent Life (DPCIL)
Agent Thoth's Personal Log
Day Seven-Hundred-Ninety-Five:It's interesting the way one can get used to a certain state of affairs and not even realize when circumstances change. For instance, today, I became conscious of the fact that the adolescent felid is the same size as me. All this time, I have thought about him as though he was the size he was when we first became acquainted. Naturally, when I think about it, I know that such an idea is absurd, but I hadn't thought about it until I attempted to see past him through one of the portals in the walls of my domicile and realized he was too tall and blocking my view.
Even now that the difference between the image of the juvenile felid that I hold in my mind and the reality of him has been brought to my attention, I continue to think of him as much smaller than he actually is. What's even more interesting, perhaps, is that the young annoyance seems to share my perceptual dissonance and considers himself to still be the junior associate in my domicile. He continues to defer to me and acknowledge my dominance without question, as though he were not now fully capable of challenging my authority and perhaps even emerging victorious in such a purely physical contest.
I believe he will always be a tiny irritant to me, no matter how large he grows, and that he will continue to accept my physical supremacy over him simply because that is how our relationship with each other was established in the beginning. Even as this body ages and becomes feeble and he reaches the prime of his physical development, I am not convinced that the dynamic between us will appreciably change. Which leads me to the inevitable conclusion that perception is an odd and difficult to quantify thing, and so one must always be on guard against faults in one's perceptions and seek to calibrate one's assumptions by seeking out objective measures for comparison.
Ah... The mind is a funny thing, isn't it? ;-) You may have noticed that Agent Thoth has a new look. I hope you like his new picture as much as I do, but I'd love to hear your thoughts, either way. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. ;-) Happy reading, everyone!