Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Compost Zombies in Love

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.

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