Today I was reading some old Chinese shit about time, ancestors, and teeth.
There must exist a Chinese expression to which "Time has no teeth". It was a murder story of sorts (sans the mystery) in which the grandson murders his great grandmother for having perfect teeth before passing into oblivion.
He kills her in cohort with his brothers because if she dies with perfect teeth she'll bring down the neighbourhood by being some old bat who died with perfect teeth haunting the district. As, as we all know, if some old bat dies with perfect teeth she will haunt the surroundings based on the well known truism that old people dying with perfect teeth are still hungry for life. She dies on the make shift operating table, basically her coffin which the sons had bought ahead of time by about two decades. They with her consent pull all her teeth in one gruesome misadventure. Upon her death all is not especially well with the world until they enter her boudoir (to which all previous entry had been studiously declined). Where they discover she has collected the shoes of generations of family members and placed them in concentric circles describing our moments on this mortal coil.
It was a story full of pragmatism and mystery.
"When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her." Wilde
"I don't know where the sun beams end and the star light begins. It's all a mystery." Flaming Lips
"a man's position here is not ruled so much by what he can earn as by what he can owe and still remain at large." Letters of a Shanghai Griffin
"It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin
The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight. redbubblehttp://www.planetediting.com