Cycle 9: Like 10,000 Forks

Forked Over

Filipinos used to eat with their hands. With the Spanish came spoons and forks, and the spoon became the principal dining implement. And then the Americans came and (supposedly) left, and diasporic Filipinos in America had to shift to the fork.

Bad Conscience

Consciousness cuts up the world with words and calls its mangled handiwork (I-sized pieces are easier to swallow) reality.

The True and the Trick

The trick is to serve up the cooked to look like the raw.

Holey, Holey

Eyes ears nose tongue, mind and body – full of holes. How many imperceptible universes slip through our riddled senses? (Still, a healthy body is a holey body – it lets most things pass through.)

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