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Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! I am back from a wonderful SCBWI conference down in Miami this past weekend. It was wonderful as always. I feel rejuvenated and excited to get to writing.
They also have a themed costume ball and this year it was “Adventures in Publishing” and we could dress like any adventure character. There were people dressed as the Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George, to William Wallace, to Dora the Explorer. I’ll include a photo of my costume-can you guess which character I am? *Hint* The character is from an 80s adventure movie.
I had so much fun last week doing some “found haikus” that I decided to read another article and try again. This week I read about the mouse they used to grow a human ear back in the 90s. They would creat a biodegradable skeleton infused with cow cartilage and implant it in the mouse. Then the mouse’s circulatory system would feed the cow cells and the ear would grow.
These ears were never used for anything–it was all just practice, but it is incredibly amazing what they were able to do. The hope is that we could one day be able to regrow our own parts ourselves. I can’t help but feel bad for the poor mice though. That certainly does not sound like a fun existence.
Icon of science
but some were concerned
rumors and hoaxes
intended to be practice
humans grow their own
© Rebecca Herzog, 2020