Cognitive dissonance ROCKS.
It rocks your thoughts around and old things can fit together in new ways.
In case anyone here is spooked by the term "cognitive dissonance," it's just a disturbance in the mental force. Brain racket. Edgy discomfort.
Wikipedia has a cool article on it, with links: Cognitive dissonance
Poking around on an old hard disk, I found some text collected for a conference presentation, and wasn't sure if it was even my writing, but googled it up and there it was, from 2005. I do love the internet.
photo by Sandra Dodd