Saturday, April 01, 2006

Right now

At this moment, there are many, many bodies frozen up on Mount Everest in Nepal, remaining there for all of time because of the extreme difficulty involved in carrying corpses down the mountainface.

Just think -- if you could get up there now, you could see perfectly-preserved bodies from over a hundred years ago, wearing the same clothes, bearing the same grimaces worn as they issued their death-rattle. And a hundred years from now, the same bodies will still be up there evading decomposition.