The alchemists, curious characters, who combined aspects of proto-scientist, psychologist, student of the mysteries, and downright charlatan. Their goal was to transform the body and mind into something incorruptible and magnificent.
Elephants get shitfaced, goats get tweaked out on caffeine, dolphins can use LSD to overcome PTSD, and cats go HAM over catnip.
We enter the wider world parallel the other, inching in uneven
swirls only to recede again into peripheral spaces. Hours pass and
each day, front of mind: what will I name happiness?