Syme had for a flash the sensation that the cosmos had turned exactly upside down, that all trees were growing downwards and that all stars were under his feet. Then came slowly the opposite conviction. For the last twenty-four hours the cosmos had really been upside down, but the capsized universe had come right side up again.
When you flip reality and its opposite enough times, it’s hard to determine which is which. G. K. Chesterton demonstrated this beautifully in his 1908 novella The Man Who Was Thursday, and now, over a century later, this very same illusion is being played out in current events. (more…)