when i get a mosquito bite, as i did several minutes ago while messing around in my garden, there is an immediate binary path of contemplating it:

  • it is a wound and you have been harmed
  • it is part of the process and every day you eat something, and something eats you

    another way to phrase this: you are not being raped of blood by a mosquito, but you are feeding 10,000 lizards

    who can argue with that?