February 10, 2005
Both Sides of Death
Currently, in the evening before I go to sleep, I'm reading a book about how to live forever (Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever by Ray Kurzweil). On the way home from work, I'm reading a book about what happens to your body after you die (Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach).
There are weird crossovers between the two. They both talk about fat cells. In one, the author writes about how fat is created, what it's used for in the body, and why to avoid consuming too much of it. In the other, the author describes how maggots and bacteria feast on the subcutaneous fat after a body dies.
I feel like I'm getting a very weird perspective on life.
Posted at February 10, 2005 10:11 AM