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The Worm Chronicle


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Whether man dies and new species are born, the thread of earth will still remain a fertile breast to nourish the life that feeds on it. The worm, which is deemed gross by lovely ladies, filthy and disgusting by aristocrats has the profoundest wisdom to claim earth as the most wonderful habitat that sustains life even when other environmental cycles stop. This is the very claim of Lemo the worm, who thinks that even in death the food web under the earth continues like an endless feast of ambrosia for his own kind. The cadavers that are buried under it give them the wisdom that even humans are not capable of grasping. If birth and development belongs to the human mind, death and decomposition belong to the abysmal worms that either make use of the flesh to satisfy their carnal drive or to perpetuate their own role to nourish the earth. They alone tasted all sexes; they alone slept with heroes and traitors alike; they alone savoured the difference of a saint and a sinner or a billionaire and the lowliest man  that they have become human themselves by morphing with their lifeless bodies. And when humans hold them in their arms, they assume that these creatures are nothing but mere fish baits and they use them to feed themselves. Yet even nature functions in a samsaric scheme, that when human thinks profoundly, he and the worms are never different. They both belong to the earth and their bodies share the same compounds. So when human eats water creatures, is he not also savoring a part of the death eaters?


Afterthought: 1. It always feels good to think that we all share the same compound with the rest of the nature, thus we should never think that we have far dominion over anybody.

2. Philippines, what is your place in nature? Isn’t it ironical that your ground has been emptied by your people in thinking that life in other lands is far better than yours, yet foreign people come to crown you a laureate for beauty? Better are worms then for they continue to nourish the land without being demanded.

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  1. Nix
    February 24, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Hi! You commented on a post of mine at applepeddler.tabulas.com. Are you a student of Jere? I’m a friend of his. Was a philo major, too. =)

  2. totomel
    February 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

    no nix,im just a plain lover of philosophy though i despise it sometimes.with regards to your blog, just came across it through him. i really don’t know jere except for the secondary info that my friend is feeding me. he got a really impressive blog there and yours too, of course.

    may i have the permission to link you in my page ma’am?hehehe. thanks

  3. Nix
    February 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Sure sure. I’ll link you in my page too, once I finish changing the layout and everything. =)

  4. krished
    February 25, 2009 at 12:53 am

    as I was reading the first part, I was thinking if its better to be a worm hehe but then your entire entry makes me realize that even the tiniest creature in this world is important and special in their own little way.

    A lot of people wants to go abroad to seek greener pastures (including me hehe) and some people forget their own land, not seeing how blessed our country is.

    have you came across with an email written by a Korean student and was comparing Philippines to their country? It’s really something every Filipino should read. Love of country is the big difference! 🙂

  5. totomel
    February 25, 2009 at 2:42 am

    yes i’ve read it several times. it was really something…but because of destitution and the distorted mentality of pinoy about living in foreign lands, i doubt if its applicable here.hehehe. you might also be thinking of going abroad for several reasons. actually im not against it, its just that the reality of how we behave is very immanent that we inevitably label our race as global nomads.joke!!!hehehe

    thanks krish for visiting me here again, but i would appreciate more if you’d “link” this wormy blog to your page na.hehehe

  6. February 25, 2009 at 11:13 pm

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  7. totomel
    February 26, 2009 at 9:48 am

    wow! i cant believe it.thank you

  8. February 27, 2009 at 3:34 am

    oh haha yes I should’ve “linked” you months ago!!sorry..I’ll do that now 🙂

    *I’ve thought of this:because of our being “global,” we, Filipinos, seems to lose our own identity.

  9. totomel
    February 27, 2009 at 9:04 am

    that’s one part of it krish. visit my former post – “Of Filipino Identity” – and reflect on what i said there . i think that can elucidate better than this.hehe

    be sure you’ll comment ha?heheeh

  10. May 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    hi thanks for dropping by in my site!

    Yes its true, that worms for the reason that I dont know, they look so gross. It’s spring time here in the north part of the globe, and its rainy… and everytime rain fell…oh these creatures are feasting above the ground, I have never been seen these numbers of worms crawling, in every wet area you can see them, (goose bumps)! But after the encounter, I just come to realize, (and wonder) there must be a special role given to them by the Creator, even how gross they look like, they have contributions in the environment, they are part of the wonderful flowers in the park in summer. God is just so great, that even the littlest things in this world is a blessing to everyone.

    • totomel
      May 8, 2009 at 1:14 am

      that’s very true tin. even the smallest creature in the world is as par important with the rest.

      have you read rachel carlson’s the silent spring? its beautiful and very informative. 🙂

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