01:20 am - Quote
"All the marvellous forms of living meat are memories. Within those architectures our basic behaviours are rooted in the foundations of the nrvous and endocrine systems; we are walking, talking, screaming and running articulations of an almighty living mnemonic. The things we run from in night-terrors emerge from a past written in our spinal cord: things barely glimpsed by the waking mind's relentless temporal-lobe rationalization. They are dim and dark shadows, smooth and sliding, jag-legged and skittering, swift, with sharp stings and teeth that stand out against the low-resolution background of their grey bodies like razor on nerve."
-Justina Robson, Natural History