… park … tranquil … but …

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… walking in the park at midday … blue sky, not too hot but the sun warm on my skin, humidity low … summer’s semis (cicadas) pulsing their last … an occasional breeze moving through the trees … feeling tranquil … but not entirely so; thinking of DNA’s complete indifference about, or, rather, incapacity to “care” about how much pain or pleasure … or indifference we feel in our lives — how it’s all a matter of whatever works best for re DNA’s perpetuating itself, and if being able to withstand 100 or 1000 times or even a seemingly infinitely greater amount of pain than pleasure, and/or being equally deadened — indifferent — serves the end of DNA perpetuation (though I would think that under most, though not all, circumstances it wouldn’t), then so be it. …