One Self or Many?

A Locust View

By some reckoning, a large swarm of locusts can contain up to one billion individuals. One billion. As in one thousand million.

An acre of earth can be home to as many as 200 million mites. And we have a lot of earth acres around.

Estimating the number of insects on the planet, one figure that has been proposed is 10 quintillion (that’s 1 with 19 zeros)…



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Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write.