The Trouble With Having A Body

Having a body is complicated because that body most often comes with a mind.  And a mind can be trained to do strange tricks, such as hating the body in which it resides.  I once heard an 89 year old woman remark that she didn’t want her picture taken because she hated to look at herself.  It hadn’t occurred to me before, and so I was shocked because I realized I was on that same path.  The path that leads a woman to hate her own body for eight decades.  It’s a harrowing thought. 

The Trouble With Having A Body is the final piece in my three-part series of library card flag books.  The first two in the series are The Take Care Blues and Tooth And Nail. 

The Trouble With Having A Body, Book Measures 5″x3″x1.5″ closed, 3″x56″ opened, Flag book binding, Library cards, acrylic, decorative paper, found images, 2016

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Ruxin supervises.
Ruxin supervises.

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