In the autumn of last year, I experienced what I can only describe as the symptoms of a stroke — sudden hearing loss in one ear, inability to write my name, inability to hold cohesive sentence structures in my thoughts — from which I may have mostly recovered in the sense my set of thought patterns have shifted to adjust to the new norm.
As a named being, I have crawled, walked, burped and pooped on this planet for 54 revolutions around our local star, very aware of my mortality (the end of a future for me as the same named being).
But I can exist as a new set of states of energy, as I do from one interaction of sets of states of energy (one second, to use a conveniently recognisable structure of time) to the next.
What shall I be, keeping the same, familiar label/name?
Do I have to be similar in any way?
Sentient at all?
Can I be a breakdown of the systems we already label such as nervous, circulatory and endocrine?
What exactly is me?
Who am I?
Bottom line: I choose who I am and want be, whatever form/norm that may take.
Thus, the project I’m working on!