Cryogenic Ponderings

Cryogenic Ponderings

I hear that they’re researching cryogenic preservation,
and I admit I view it with a certain hesitation.
I’m drawn to such longevity, but must admit I worry
about what aftereffects such a heedless act might curry.

As wily as I now may be, as cunning and as clever,
will irresistible qualities remain with me forever?
Will I be packed with garlic to keep me fresh and bugless?
Will I still be so sexy after eons going hugless?

Can minds be kept as fresh as flesh? Can kind hearts be conserved?
Can intellect and soul be saved and memory preserved?
What good will body do one in a thousand years or more
if they can not conserve those things we hold here in our core?

Prompt words today are drawn, irresistible, wily, garlic and cryogenic.
Image by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash.

 

11 thoughts on “Cryogenic Ponderings

  1. slmret

    If frozen fetuses can be thawed and used, it would stand to reason that the soul and intellect of adults might be preserved as well — but they would thaw as they were when frozen! Not usre I’d want that!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      An embryo may be frozen but not a fetus. In cryogenics, the body is frozen after it dies, which to me would signify that the soul and personality has left the body…The fact that people have been resuscitated after for all purposes having died supports your thesis, however..So many mysteries.

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