Halloween, time to dig out those zombie pictures. Fruits and vegetables don't last very long. They have to be eaten before they get over-ripe and then begin to rot. I thought about this while lying in bed last night and felt bloated, a sense of putrefaction going on in my belly, not to mention bad breath and a film of sweat.
Sometimes I allow fruits to decay on the kitchen counter. It's enjoyable to watch the process of an apple sinking in to its own juice, becoming soft, a sweet vinegar aroma before it begins shriveling. I enjoy the art of death. People used to decorate skeletons in lace and pearls. It's in Buddhist and Christian art. Nobody lives forever. Eventually the body becomes a corpse, memento mori.