Lisa Benson

  • 29 Apr - 20 May, 2009

Dear Lisa,

I've been thinking a lot about sneezing lately. The other day I sneezed when I was in the car with my mum and my sister. My mum said, "do you know that sneezing is the closest physical experience we have to death? Everything shuts down, for an instant." Which was funny, because I'd always heard that sneezing was the closest physical experience to an orgasm: everything opens up for an instant. But not that funny I guess, since orgasm is a bit like death too. The French don't say une petite mort for nothing...