What do rats hallucinate about?
Do dolphins sleepwalk?
Do sharks ever have nightmares?
Last night I was tuning my violin and a shark lurking in the shallow depths of the water beached itself in front of me and dug its teeth into the crook of my left arm, slowly, painlessly, remaining there.
Photograph of Dr. Katsunari Fukushi, reproduced from the article “Remains to be Seen”, in Tattoo Time Volume 4: Life & Death Tattoos, by Don Ed Hardy (1987).
Surprising that Tokyo doesn’t have gates set up inside subway stations to prevent people from jumping into the tracks, like Seoul. Instead they have signs telling people to push an emergency button to alert the conductor in case something happens in the tracks.
It’s like the difference between eastern and western medicine—preventative care vs. symptomatic relief—except this is all in Asia so it’s confusing.