The Body Mystical

Before I begin, a couple of quick things. First, since quitting Golden Corral, I actually have two days off from work this week. It’ll be a nice change, though I will miss the meager paychecks I was receiving. I mean, $300/month isn’t chump change. Second, today would have been my dad’s 88th birthday. He passed away just before Father’s Day 13 years ago. It gets easier as time goes by, though it’s never easy.

Now, at work today, I got to thinking about how interesting the human body is. With some differences, men’s and women’s bodies are pretty much the same. If you subtract everything sexual, everyone is just about the same (honestly, though, women generally are much nicer to look at than men). Without even thinking about it, we can move our limbs and phalanges in whatever direction. Some actions, like breathing and blinking, happen automatically. Everyone gets hungry; everyone gets thirsty. Everyone needs to sleep. Many people over a certain age have sex. Through that act, humans can create other tiny humans who enter this world knowing nothing, except crying (and peeing and pooping, of course). And within a few years, learn how to walk, talk, eat solid food and do everything else those big people do.

However, I find interesting some other quirks of the body. For example, I’ve never been able to keep my eyes open when I sneeze. There might be someone who can do it, but certainly not me, or most people. It’s proven that there’s not enough pressure in a sneeze to pop your eyes out, so that’s not why. Does anyone know?

Have you ever had to sneeze while going to the bathroom? Isn’t it weird that when you have to sneeze, everything else gets put on hold? You’re in the middle of taking a leak, and when the sneeze comes on, the “water works” stops temporarily. Also, why is it that sometimes you feel a real good sneeze come on, and when you’re just about to do it, the feeling goes away, like someone just robbed you🤬? I hate that, especially when it comes on slowly, and you make those weird faces😳.

When someone passes gas, why are the silent ones seemingly the most deadly? I mean, someone rips a really loud one, and it attracts attention from the noise. But you get one of those SBD’s (silent but deadly), and oh, dear god, sometimes there ain’t enough Glade in the world to eliminate that toxic stench! As George Carlin once said, “The kind of fart whereby the Centers for Disease Control declares your pants a Level 5 biohazard”😖🤢😵.

As usual, here is the quote for the day:

“The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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