[lit-ideas] Re: Going Home

  • From: John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:18:28 +0900

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Andy <mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Though he knows he’s really nothing****
> But the brief elaboration of a tube****

Sounds like he may have taken a course in vertebrate anatomy or known
someone who did. In vertebrate evolution, the first step away from the
primordial sac, things like sea anemones  that ingest and excrete through
the same hole, is the tube with an opening at both ends.  Everything else
is elaboration, brief in cosmic terms.

John McCreery
The Word Works, Ltd., Yokohama, JAPAN
Tel. +81-45-314-9324

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