A person starts out as an egg. Inside this egg, a set of instructions tells the egg how to grow. And the egg unfolds: each set of instructions is unique, so each egg is unique. Also, each egg is ejected into a unique geographic location, at a unique hour in its planet’s history. To paraphrase Emerson, each man is an egg new to Nature. Now, the egg has a permeable membrane and is highly impressionable, so as it travels forward, it soaks up not only gases and fluids but also pollutants and intoxicants which color the egg as it grows. Life dyes the egg with living. The egg becomes the shape of its journey.