Saturday, December 18, 2010

If we don't know life, how can we know death?


The sky is the limit. MS1, Campbell Street, December 2010.

The building on the right is known as MS1 (Medical Science 1 to its friends), the home of the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, in the heart of Hobart's Medical Science Precinct. Let’s just say that a lot of rats go in, but they’re rarely seen leaving…
A Few Rules for Beginners, by Katherine Mansfield

Babies must not eat the coal
And they must not make grimaces,
Nor in party dresses roll
And must never black their faces.

They must learn that pointing’s rude,
They must sit quite still at table,
And must always eat the food
Put before them—if they’re able.

If they fall, they must not cry,
Though it’s known how painful this is;
No—there’s always Mother by
Who will comfort them with kisses.

3 comments:

Roddy said...

If we embrace death first then what will we know of life?

Greyscale Territory said...

I guess I am not prepared to know death yet till I do more of the myriad things I have planned - like writing and photography especially - with some teaching to help me survive it all!

Kris said...

Roddy, huh?

GT, I figure that death comes when it comes, there’s no point worrying about it.