Consider the Oyster

“Life is hard, we say. An oyster’s life is worse. She lives motionless, soundless, her own cold ugly shape her only dissipation, and if she escapes the menace of duck-slipper-mussel-Black-Drum-leech-sponge-borer-starfish, it is for man to eat, because of man’s own hunger.” – MFK Fisher

Perhaps you are dreading the holiday season with your family, or the looming depths of winter, or any of the various other trials and tribulations of modern human life? Take solace in the fact that, no matter how utterly your life sucks, it could not possibly suck as much as that of an oyster. (Unfortunately, it also turns out you are a party to this mollusk’s bleak fate, which is an entirely new thing to feel despairing about. Take it up with your therapist, I guess.)

This depressing oyster fact has been brought to you by MFK Fisher’s perfectly slim little volume on the subject, “Consider the Oyster.”

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  1. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this article together.
    I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both
    reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

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