The Human and the Octopus


Read http://www.thepointmag.com/2011/essays/the-human-and-the-octopus  for an elaboration of this Proust passage:

But to ask pity of our body is like discoursing in front of an octopus, for which our words can have no more meaning than the sound of the tides.

For a contrasting opinion, read http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6474/

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