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A whole lot of shedding
1/1/2005 7:30:42 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

some factoids:


some factoids:

A whole lot of shedding--A person sheds about 50 million dead skin cells every day. In about 4 years a person sheds their own body weight in skin cells.

At the cellular level, death is integral to life. Every day 2 percent of our blood cells die and are replaced by fresh ones. The cells lining the gut die off and are renewed every third day, and we are constantly shedding dead skin cells. Bone cells are in perpetual turnover, so that our whole skeleton is replaced every seven years.

Cells also die without being replaced. By the second half of our lives we are losing thousands of brain cells every day, the brain losing around 2 percent of its weight every decade after 50. Cells in the cardiac muscle also die off, and the sino-atrial node, the heart's pacemaker, can lose 90 percent of its cells by age 75. Therefore, to some extent death is a process, with the final death of the whole as its culmination.

So that repetition we find so boring, thinking nothing ever changes, well, this gave me a new way to look at it;-)



The result:

I'm a replicate

I come and go and come again and each time
I return to where I started from

The same, but not the same, for time has passed
from first to last

Whether by one second,one minute, or more, many births, deaths and other events have occurred

What seems identical is never so in the scheme of things
think about it

Enact it a step at a time and see the many changes that
have taken place

Many of the surprise differences in just seconds are:

Changes in hair, clothing, thoughts, demeanor, mood,
desires, among other things...

It may only take a few minutes like playing musical chairs
you go around in circles


Therefore, what seems like the same me a few seconds after I leave my chair is me, minus many things unseen

Not truly a replicate, this knowledge doesn't change my
idea of boring repetitive routine one bit!;-)LOL



etw~2004~2005~en rapport





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