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Life Contains These Things

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I’m melting I’m melting I’m…

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Here’s a little excerpt that perfectly describes my general sentiments toward human life and why I think the beginning, end, and everything in between are the most fascinating realities anyone could ever encounter.

The Wicked Witch of the West is Melting!

“Life contains these things:
leakage and wickage and discharge,
pus and snot and slime and gleet.
We are biology.
We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end,
at birth and at death.
In between we do what we can to forget.”
(Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers)

The book is wonderful by the way. You don’t have to have the same weird, morbid fascination that I have to enjoy it.  It’s a light and witty way to look at mortality. Yes, it’s possible. 😛


Written by Karla Mercado

May 3, 2009 at 1:28 am

Posted in Introspection, Science

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