When you reduce all parts of us, we aren’t much more than hair and water.
We are more, of course, but just what exactly?
We are made of flesh, but what would flesh be without a spine?
Backbone is important, but what good would that be without a beating heart?
Beating heart is important, but what good would that be without a reason to beat or to bleed?
Brain for reason – where reasons are kept and developed – seems essential to all things but without feet to run after things, without arms to hold somebody or hands to grasp that moment going by, to hold ever so briefly, we’ll need some nerves and drive to thrive and survive, so we’ll need nourishment but without a stomach, where would we be?
Having the stomach for it! What we can handle, is not about digestion as much as about fortitude and attitude. What good is it without being interested in life?
Interested and interesting – the curious and the curiosity.
What makes people tick, what drives their rhyme and how they reason?
That’s what I am most curious about.
Figuring out life and explaining anyone to anyone else – like giving a free concert to the whole crowd in an auditorium of one patron per show.
If the world opened up, swallowed me whole – it would likely claim indigestion and spit me right out again … saying too much garlic!
Of maybe, just the right amount …
We are made of garlic and many other things.
Eat lots of garlic.
It is essential.
Without it, the earth might just swallow us whole.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: -27C / -17F, bbbrrrrrr, traffic crawling on square tires that make strange sounds on gritty hard packed snow, clear and calm, Gusta shared my view that a short walk to do her business was all we wanted today …
If you liked any Musing column, it would mean a lot to me if you would respond. Comments are welcome, so please contribute to the discussion. To reply, use: email@example.com . You can also connect with me on LinkedIn . You can sign up your friends here at MarkMusing.com . This site is updated daily, each column is retained in the archive when the next day's column is loaded ...