Jan 23, 2012
You Live in a World Without You
Jerry Garcia once said something like, “You have to remember that we live in a world without a Grateful Dead.”
It’s an interesting perspective. When you are the Grateful Dead, you are known to millions and adored by many. You are an object in the world of your fans and followers.
But in your own world, there is no corresponding object.
The eye that sees cannot see the eye that sees (or something like that).
Whenever you are having a hard time dealing with someone, remember that may themselves have a hard time understanding how their actions, their words, their appearance are perceived. Being inside everything they do, they are unaware of what it looks like from the outside. They live in a world in which they do not exist.
Same goes for you.
He died and left a world without the Grateful Dead for everyone else.
Garcia was the determinate absence.