Blood and body. Physical and spiritual. Desire and disgust.
“Jayanti Mangala Kali…” those few snatches I caught on the wind as I wandered my favored concrete route, under the flyover and over the bridge, and it seemed to just hover in front of me leading me to three artefacts, three traces.
From my time in Calcutta I know the meaning and intention of those words. I pray the third stage was successful, but I fear the Gracious Destroyer may still stalk this fair city.
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Eroticism, it may be said, is assenting to life up to the point if death… Between one being and another, there is a gulf, a discontinuity… Existence itself is a stake in the transition from discontinuity to continuity… Yet death, it that it destroys the discontinuous being, leaves intact the general continuity of existence outside […]
The Dictyosteliida have a very different lifestyle. Their amoebae do not form huge coenocytes, and remain individual. They live in similar habitats and feed on microorganisms. When food runs out and they are ready to form sporangia they release signal molecules into their environment, by which they find each other and create swarms. These amoeba then join up into a tiny multicellular slug-like coordinated creature, which crawls to an open lit place and grows into a fruiting body. Some of the amoebae become spores to begin the next generation, but some of the amoebae sacrifice themselves to become a dead stalk, lifting the spores up into the air.
“To him who looks upon the world rationally,
the world in its turn presents a rational aspect.
The relation is mutual.”
~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel