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looking towards our immediate future, remember: @ 12:54 pm

Current Music: Animals-Talking Heads-Fear of Music

"...the caterpillar, at a certain point in its life cycle, becomes a voracious, overconsumptive glutton consuming everything in sight and within reach.  At this point in its evolution it can eat hundreds of times its own weight, and the more it consumes the more fat and sluggish it gets.  At that same moment of developmental excess, inside the caterpillar the imaginal cells begin to stir.  Imaginal cells are specialized cells, and in the minority, but when they connect with each other they become the genetic directors of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar.  At some point in the caterpillar's feeding-frenzy stage, the imaginal cells usher in the process in which the overconsumptive caterpillar becomes the "nutritive soup" out of which the imaginal cells create the miracle of the butterfly." 

 ---Elisabeth Sahtouris
 

easy answers to easy questions @ 06:55 pm

Current Music: Absolutely Cuckoo-Magnetic Fields-69 Love Songs

Sometimes i wonder if i'm just bad at this living thing
or if i'm missing the whole point

shouldn't i be out there in the thick of it trying to sell myself for all i could possibly get?

perhaps that IS what i'm doing
i'm just not going for much

OR

that's not what i'm doing
i'm just looking for a trade
equal shares
not trying to rip anyone off
or
up the ante

i've always been a bad gambler
some of you can contest...


but i look at some of these faces
the billboards
these glossy prints
and i feel like i'm missing the point

Or

feel awkward
like walking in on someone fucking a stuffed panda bear
when i just wanted to tell them lunch was ready

what is it we're doing here?

anyway
come eat, babe
you'll starve if you keep that up all day.
 

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