October 24, 2020

the weight of the Sky

Hello Weekend. I missed you and I am glad you are back. You are just in time too because I was getting a little burnt out from a week of endless Zoom calls, meetings, and training sessions. I thought it was going to be a miserable day. While lying awake in bed at four in the morning, all I could hear was rain. At 5:30, I nearly called off my walk with my friend Sarah. Thankfully, I didn’t. It turned to be a gorgeous morning:

It’s important to bring your coffee along
“Can I get a sip?”

The “last man standing” that’s how Bruce Springsteen is describing himself these days. At 71-years old, he just released another album – Letter to You. To be honest, I think it’s going to have to be one of his albums that grows me. I’m only feeling about two of the tracks. On first pass, Letter to You and Last Man Standing are the only two I connected with straight away. The other tracks made for good easy listening in the background. I’ll make another couple of passes and see what happens.

the weight of the sky

The parasite lays eggs in sheep feces, snails eat them and poop out the larvae in slimy balls, which are eaten by ants. Then the worm takes over the ant’s brain and whispers to it to seek death. The zombie ant climbs a blade of grass and holds on to the blade with its mandibles until it’s eaten by another mammal. And the cycle repeats.

Sounds like the plot of a sci-fi movie, but it’s actually how the lancet liver fluke completes its life cycle. And if you ever wanted to know how to suck less like a monster, here’s how. May be some useful reading to get you psyched up and ready to go for Halloween. My personal favorites on the list:

  1. Take joy in making small children cry.
  2. Ask yourself, what would a human do? Because as we all know, there’s nothing scarier than a human. Just read the headlines on the front page of any newspaper these day and you can’t help but agree.

I wrote a post about monsters too.