by solitary walker

There’s a passage somewhere in Zorba The Greek where Kazantzakis compares human beings to maggots, and there’s also the section in which he graphically imagines maggots infesting Bouboulina’s dead body. This reminded me of a remark made by the artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois (yes, she of the Maman spider figures) which I noted down recently: “A maggot is actually a symbol of resurrection.”