Physical closeness lost its innocence. The human touch became a luxury we reserve for our closest circle.
The comfort of being in the presence of others might be replaced by a greater comfort with absence.
Please, let’s not become a society of sanitized OCD hand washers, controlled by chronic fear. In my opinion, this future prospect poses a bigger threat to humanity than a virus ever could. "War-on-germs thinking brings results akin to those of the War on Terror, War on Crime, War on Weeds, and the endless wars we fight politically and interpersonally. First, it generates endless war; second, it diverts attention from the ground conditions that breed illness, terrorism, crime, weeds, and the rest."
Charles Eisenstein, Coronation essay
About the image:
Using a petri dish filled with a nutrient solution commonly used in labs, Tasha Sturm, a microbiology tech at Cabrillo College in California, gently stamped her 8-year-old's hand on the plate one morning after he had finished getting ready for the day, cleaned up a few things in the back yard, and pet the dog.
Two days later, the bacteria that were transferred to the dish had built a blooming colony. The reason the bacteria take the perfect shape of a hand is because the rest of the petri dish is sterile. But if you notice, there's one outlier located between the thumb and forefinger.
"That's probably a contaminant," Sturm said. "I did this on my kitchen table and so when you lift the lid you have a possibility of contamination getting onto the plate," such as dust or pet dandruff. The second image is a close up of that one bacterial outlier that doesn't belong.
The human body plays host to trillions of microorganisms. So many, in fact, that they outnumber our cells 10 to 1. ( Thank you Dop- Blog for this post🙏)