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The tuxedo cat exists dependently upon endless causes and conditions: water, Friskies, sunlight, atoms, oxygen, etc.
The tuxedo cat exists dependently upon the sum of his little kitty parts: ears, black and white fur, tail, four legs, paws, claws, etc.
The tuxedo cat exists dependently upon a the label "tuxedo cat" projected by the mind onto its base.
"I have become comfortably numb." -Pink Floyd
AN hallucination, I think, may also be easier on the eye/ear.
(It's a question of the aspirated 'h'. You don't say 'a hour', you say 'an hour', you say 'an' habitual offender, not 'a' habitual offender....)
Said the incurable Grammar pedant.
I am absolutely and sincerely ashamed of this particular OCD.
There's an N there. You're just hallucinating.
When lobsters get outta line...