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An Ode to the Worm

A hatching worm with its muscles glowing

 

As I work day and night trying to weave a coherent story out of my research and graduate. I nod my head at the worm, like a friend about to part a companion. I remember that smile while reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra, when Nietzsche said, “You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now, too, man is more ape than any ape.” I think it’s safe to say that, unconsciously at least, the past ten years have been a passion on my behalf to escape my mere worm-ness and ape-ness so to speak, and find a grounding beyond my biology.  A grounding that you can actually build on, while awake. The worm taught me many things, some I can talk about and others I would rather not. All in all, I believe that I am today closer to my goal than I was yesterday… even though I’ve chosen the long way home.

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