The explosion of a lifetime


A lifetime, the gradual unfolding of bodily development, is actually a slow, lifelong explosion. After our reproductive prime, the body begins to fall apart. Then, when we die, this falling apart accelerates rapidly. Then the body visibly explodes, and its flesh-clay mixes rapidly with the soil, air, and water that surrounds it.

But even now, in this moment, you are exploding. Just in slow motion, so you feel safe. But if you were able to see things as world-lines, your lifetime would look like a link between sausages. Dispersed matter, then 80 years of negentropy, and then dispersed matter again.