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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An Image Toward a Philosophy for Being in a World of Accidents

Posted by on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM

And then one day you are blown completely away from the course of your life...

Jose Salvador Albarengo, 37, a fisherman from El Salvador, told officials that he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean, drinking turtle blood and catching fish with his bare hands.

Albarengo said he went on what was supposed to be a one-day fishing trip more than a year ago from Mexico, but was blown out to sea.

To always be ready for the worst in a world that has no designer, no meaning, no goal, you must fuse this image of the fisherman into the deepest parts of your being.


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espato 1
too bad the 13 year-old he was with didn't get enough turtles and fish...
Posted by espato on February 4, 2014 at 9:23 AM · Report this
I have a feeling that it is the 13 yr old that is now fused into the deepest parts of his being.
Posted by ejamadoodle on February 4, 2014 at 9:29 AM · Report this
Surviving a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean by drinking turtle blood and catching fish w/ your bare hands sounds like something from one of those Dos Equis commercials.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on February 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM · Report this
the goal is to sprout as many humans as possible; keep expanding and strengthening the web of surveillance so that the superior intellects of the globe can be plucked up and employed by our advancing technological overlords. food for our parasite.
Posted by carsten coolage on February 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM · Report this
How do you spend a year adrift at sea and not get scurvy?
Posted by randoma on February 4, 2014 at 9:54 AM · Report this
@5, fresh fish and turtle blood, apparently.

Old timey sailors got scurvy because they used preserved, salted meat and other foods. There's plenty of vitamin C in fresh meat, but it very quickly degrades once you try to preserve it.
Posted by GermanSausage on February 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM · Report this
lark 7
Good Morning Charles,
I read this in this morning's paper and was fascinated. My understanding is it needs to be confirmed (the exact number of days). Still, it's an epic survival story even if just a quarter of that time.

BTW, I highly recommend "All is Lost". A fine film released last year.
Posted by lark on February 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 8
Yes, it's a metaphor for life. And you have to wonder if being cast adrift in an ocean isn't a metaphor for our planet as well. Or being cast adrift in a sea of time?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 4, 2014 at 2:04 PM · Report this
Life imitating Life of Pi. Many of us have already seen this movie.
Posted by treehugger on February 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM · Report this
Per Bernstein 10
Why does this always happen to those fishing for sharks?
Posted by Per Bernstein on February 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM · Report this

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