Human Parts
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Human Parts

Overthinking the Face

A micro essay

Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

I came to dinner thinking about my hyoid.

The hyoid is a bone in the neck that supports the tongue. I’ve been around awhile and have never heard of the hyoid — but there it was, in a book. It’s a book I don’t want to read, about murder and corruption, one that my book club unaccountably selected in spite of my down vote. It’s my book club, I started it and should have veto…