Thursday, January 11, 2007

The kid was dead, but Elisha was there. Elisha laid his whole self against the kid, and the kid got over being dead. His color came back. He sneezed seven times.

Shift modes of existence twice in a short time, and sneeze. That feels familiar though I've never been around for it. Although coming back from death doesn't seem like something that would happen in my world, sneezing to readjust to a changing situation feels just like real life.

Sneezing at such a time is practical in that it helps with the ambiguity, too. In a situation where people have a tough telling if someone is dead, sneezes are clear.

--from the Bible, Second Kings