Lolol wait. I changed my mind. Read this article ice cold! Don’t read my other comment. But just know to take it real slow. I had to read the first few paragraphs several times. The disorientation is wild. Part of the ride.
Lol I can’t stop spoilinggggg
Whoaaaa! Borges is wild. I enjoyed reading this one cold, but I also think it might help others if I share an overview (including some spoilers) because the whole thing is just so so strange.
Here's the gist: There's this guy Hermann Soergel who is telling us a story about a time he finds himself in a tavern with a strange man named Daniel Thorpe. After some drinking and strange chit-chat, Thorpe tells Soergel that he was given Shakespeare's memory, and offers to give it to him. And then does. What follows is a fascinating meditation on Soergel's experience with two sets of memories - his own and Shakespeare's.
P.S. I got psyched on Borges after his name came up in "An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience" which is also incredible.