But, if Florida was a state of mind, it would have to be a collective state of mind-what about the state laws?
The word 'state' does not suggest oneness of self to me, it suggests oneness of collective action, or inaction.
Weirdly, I moved to Barcelona, and I have a hill outside my living room terrace that has exactly the same sillouette as the hill of my home town in Scotland-with a spikey bit on the top, and everything. Now, you might say I chose to live here because it reminds me of home, but I didn't see this apartment before I moved in, although I knew Barcelona well. Whether I had noticed the hill before, from another angle, I can't remember...it's not a tourist landmark, but it is a local landmark.
I don't think this conversation needs to just be about the effects of Globalisation, there's a philosophy here that suggests that we make our experiences up within our life dreams-but I think that's just selfish (and disrespectful to those with no choices)-there's got to be 'others', with seperate conciousnessess that have nothing to do with us-until we notice them-then, depending on our compatibility, will become a part of our life dreams.
Anyway, you seem to be talking about man-made things-a tack shop and coffee house reminding you-and the hill that reminds me is used like hills all over the world-with arials on it. I would say everywhere, humans exist similarly, usually, in similar places. If you were to have these thoughts in the rainforests of Brasil, then it might be stranger.
ps; Stephanos, I find it humourous that you insist on using words like 'nausea' beside existentialism.
[This message has been edited by kif kif (08-17-2006 03:50 AM).]