Wednesday, September 01, 2010
feeling crushed under the weight of stasis, and listening to dub reggae, the music of stasis. woke up this morning and read this story about microscopic shrimp in nyc water. was reminded of when i lived in bossier city, louisiana, where they pull their drinking water from the red river just a few miles downstream from where sister-city-across-the-river shreveport dumps the output from their sewage treatment plant. had a neighbor there who had a tank of fish that kept dying, so she sent a sample to the agriculture department, and was informed that her water had microscopic snails in it -- which i believe they refer to in that part of the country as a lagniappe -- a little something's extra for no more money.