from the No-Scape: meat rain

On December 31st,2021, NBC New reported that fish fell from the sky over Texarkana, Texas.

There is a well-documented case of meat rain in Bath County, Kentucky. I point this out only to say that the world did not end, vulture vomit was blamed, and the world moved on. This happened in 1876 a bit before what is in some circles called the Fin de Siecle… generally understood as the 20 years prior and twenty years after the turn of the (20th) Century. The end and the beginning is generally understood to be the window for some weird shit. Spiritualism, End of Days Mania, plagues, pandemics, wars. It’s all the same shit that happens every other time but somehow being stuck in time at the end and the beginning makes it mean something.

Our dystopias all need context. Context gives it a pattern and our brains love patterns. Our brains focus on patterns because patterns are what helped us evolve. As a matter of fact, most of the evolutionary process, after a significant change… like our earliest biological ancestors leaving the trees, for example… is mostly a game of WHICH ONE OF THESE IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER. Judge danger by it looking or feeling like what was dangerous before. Judge safe food by it smelling or looking or tasting like safe food before.

Which is to say that whether the meat rain was vulture vomit, a divine message, or some detritus from an accident that fell through an unzipped time/space pocket and onto Mrs. Couch’s head it’s just one more piece that looks like something we’ve seen before.

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Writer. Raconteur. Too many interests to list, so just keep reading.

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