7/10/2007

House Fly

(Toledo, OH) There are many aspects of the natural world in which I can find beauty, but house flies - even magnified - never seem like anything more than objects I wish to smash.

It is more than mere revulsion based upon science that disgusts me about flies; even were I not to know that flies carry disease, I would still harbor some innate sense of abhorrence for these insects.

Maybe this is some sort of biological Sonderweg at work here, a historical paradigm of collective revulsion for houseflies that gets transmitted from generation to generation.

Or maybe flies, as my son said, just suck.

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