Infrastructure Metaphor

When I go to the dentist, the GP, a specialist, or an eye doctor, I go to learn what’s new with my 73-year-old infrastructure. I often joke with the doctors about this.

Of course, much like the physical infrastructure of buildings, our own bodies change and deteriorate in various ways. We go to doctors to seek information on any repairs or relief needed to keep our infrastructures going.

Eventually all infrastructures age and crumble. As one doctor-friend I used to go to once said, “We are all of us going to die; some today, some tomorrow, some next week, some in years.” In that, an honest view of how our own infrastructures won’t last and shall one day cease to be in here-and-now physical infrastructure terms.

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