30 July 2005

These eyes see everything


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Originally uploaded by mrtwism.
At some point in every person's life, they become aware of their own mortality. This is one of the things that separates us from animals... the inescapable knowledge that one day, we and everyone we know will be gone. Most of us reach this point in late childhood or early adolescence, I think.

The baby in this picture just figured it out, at a MIGHTY early age. (Click the pic for the full-size version, to get the full extent of this infant's existential moment.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Heh, that poor, terrified, existential baby.

12:33 PM, July 31, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I almost posted this as a comment for that photo, but I was afraid the family of the existential baby might not share my sense of humor. :)

9:38 PM, July 31, 2005  
Blogger CW Crisman said...

Actually those are the eyes of the recently reincarnated who to his horror realizes that he has no control over this new body, his memories are faiding like perfume on the breeze of a warm spring day and due to karmic justice is now a girl.

7:24 AM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Hah! That's classic... :D

7:51 AM, August 02, 2005  

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