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The Bowels of Compassion

robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
This may be more than you ever wanted to know about your colon and rectum!
Ever wonder why there is so much compassion on this board? Well... did you know that in ancient days the bowels were considered to be the seat of compassion and love. Before they were usurped by the heart! The bowels have fallen out of favor of late. In ancient Greek one of the words for compassion literally meant "a moving in the bowels". It's the "gut" where we feel the pain of others.
It's time for semicolons to reclaim this high ground in relation to our sacred anatomy!! Perhaps it's the very site of our wounds which leads us to a places of deep compassion!
Rob; in Vancouver
"But it's hard to explain, Mitch. Now that I am suffering, I feel closer to others who are suffering than I ever did before." Tuesdays with Morrie
"The Bowels of Compassion" www.rob-pollock.blogspot.com


  • PGLGreg
    PGLGreg Member Posts: 731
    But shouldn't semi-colons be merely semi-compassionate? There are some details here we need to work out.

  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    Is that why they used to disembowel people being put to death? Yuck!
    Jo Ann
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  • robinvan
    robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
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    Aha!! I like the "second brain" angle. My gut knows what my brain only thinks it knows!! Listen to the gut!