THE REAL SCIENCE BEHIND:
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
After staining my sample, I slide it under the microscope. There’s no ambiguity. The small sickle shapes are as red as a matador’s cape.
Now. You see.
“FUCK YOU!” I scream out loud into the silent room as my patience finally snaps. Suddenly, the silence becomes more than silence. More like a waiting. When the voice comes again, it’s stronger.
You do … hear me.
It is our … beginning.
I put my head down on my desk. What happened to not playing with your hallucinations?
~An excerpt from Sleep of Reason
THE REAL SCIENCE:
We Speak the Same Language: We have a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of bacteria that live in our bodies -- they help us, we help them. It turns out that they even speak the same language. And new research from The Rockefeller University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai suggests these newly discovered commonalities may open the door to "engineered" gut flora who can have therapeutically beneficial effects on disease.
Margaret Riley is a wordsmith, slow-kayaker, slow-skiier, photographer of strange realities, and a deep believer in the magic of story time.