people are more than biological, but not less

Vector cartoon stick figure drawing conceptual illustration of sick infected man coughing or sneezing and spreading infection of coronavirus covid-19 or flu.

I’m having weird interactions. Walking down the sidewalk, I meet a stranger coming toward me. We eye each other. I used to look for signs of a warm disposition, but now I’m looking for signs of fever. I used to check out their running shoes, now I am screening for a running nose. I feel guilty for my suspicion.  I’m not uneasy about their character, but rather their creatureliness. It’s their biological-ness that worries me. I know they can’t help it, but they’re a walking petrie dish, a warm fleshy… Continue reading people are more than biological, but not less