Me: Babe, I thought of a question that I wanted to ask you while you were away and I couldn't get a hold of you because you weren't online.
J: really, what is it?
Me: Who do you think you are? (with a cheeky smile)
J: I really don't know. ... I mean, am I only a genuine self in relating to God, as Kierkegaard said, ... or is there no independent and permanent self but only a flow of processes that I mistake for my self, as the Buddha taught?
I got served.