Ever feel like…
You’re holding on by a thread??
YEP!..a Byssus thread.
(“Byssus threads are stiff on one end, yet soft and stretchy on the other.”)
muscles/mussels…muscular loyalty/compassion/adhesion a requisite…for “a” comfort campaign, eh?
“marine mussels attach themselves to rocks, wood, or ship hulls. However, unlike barnacles, which fasten themselves tightly to a surface, marine mussels dangle by a network of thin filaments called byssus threads. While this method increases the mussel’s flexibility for feeding and migration, the threads seem too flimsy to withstand the impact of ocean waves.”
“Researchers have found that the precise ratio used by the mussel —80 percent stiff material to 20 percent soft— is critical for providing the strongest attachment. Hence, the byssus can handle the force of dramatic pulling and pushing by marine waters.”
“Professor Guy Genin calls the results of this research “stunning,” adding: “The magic of this organism lies in the structurally clever integration of this compliant region with the stiff region.” Scientists believe that the design of the byssus threads could have uses as diverse as attaching equipment to buildings and underwater vessels, connecting tendons to bones, and sealing surgical incisions.” (excerpted AWAKE! No. 6 2016)
Accurate knowledge (aka Truth) is like a Byssus thread…it’s progressive (not entirely 100% stiff/dogmatic)…just like the mussel…”[it] is capable of moving slowly by means of attaching and detaching byssal threads to attain a better life position.”(quote wikipedia–Mussels)
by detaching from hurtful things (aka misinformation, etc) and attaching to accuracy…an anchor can be life-saving through life’s various storms..and the everyday wave…the ups and downs.
i value study/research…and cultivating humility..so, when/if necessary i can be of a mind-set ready to make needed changes…detaching from stuff that causes me harm. Accurate knowledge can bring comfort.
(to be continued…perhaps?, stuff about mussels, etc)
9/3/16 @8:39 a.m.)