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Odds & Ends

a collection of blog posts that don't quite fit anywhere else.
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Cigar and Pmky

Cigar and Pmky

Blue toe with arnica

Blue toe with arnica

Noses: Bodily features and its consequences

People and profiles, collage on paper.

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We are born and born as human bodies. Tiny little bodies and totally helpless. If we are not fed, bad luck!' what a shame. And we are all born with a very fragile

set of arms, legs, noses and believe me: Toes, 'tenen' in Dutch.

 

Some time ago I told you how accidentally Michael Angelo bit my left big toe and I spent time in hospital. A few days ago we were walking the babies and I slipped on some thin mud and fell flat on my face, and the rest of my front part., hip and knees. My thinking, procreational and walking parts.

 

I protected my nose, a little sore but not broken BUT my toe on my right foot got a beating. Now it throbs, changed colour and every so often a sense of a burning needle is stuck in that poor pink and blue 'final extension' of my corpus ! Rub it with Arnica tincture and let the dogs have a go too.Black and blue toe treated with arnica

 

Never the less, it is strange and embarrassing in a way to tell you, I have as far as I know, never felt hardship or real pain. And no bodily disfigurements accept one little thing: my little finger on my left hand.

 

I was playing as a 5 or 6 year old one afternoon in Jakarta with empty bottles. My parents were having their siesta. Anyway, I was walking with the bottles and tripped and all but chopped my finger off. I went screaming with blood dripping down my body saying I had been bitten by a snake ! What a lying thing I was. The baboes, young Indonesian servant women were also shrieking. But that was all.

They stitched it back on, bar the tendon, and 'till this day it is small and unmoveable. But it did stick out and that looked strange, like a lady sipping a glass of Champagne.

I knew and know how to take the little one back with the larger ring finger so not to be ridiculed.

Little pinky always standing out.

Ofcourse every child has had disappointments and

fears, if not from the dark maybe for a school teacher with a temper or a big nasty dog barking at me. Fear for being called a 'sissy' with a little pinky and a huge nose. Otherwise I cannot think of much except one thing:

 

I fear Man. Human beings. The ones I don't know. And there are many.

 

Sometimes on walking to the shops with the dogs, I worry if 'that small group of people' at the end of the road or hanging around the bridge, are ok. This has led to a certain kind of evasiveness and cowardice.

Found objects # 2

Found objects # 2

Found objects

Found objects

" La tumba de Tut Ankh Amon" by obokaman_com

" La tumba de Tut Ankh Amon" by obokaman_com

Photo credit: 'La tumba de Tut Ankh Amon' by obokaman_com. Source: flickr.com

From canvas to coffee table book - ready for the cut

From canvas to coffee table book - ready for the cut

Photo by Clemens

From canvas to coffee table book

From canvas to coffee table book

Marilyn Monroe sandpaper apparition

Marilyn Monroe sandpaper apparition

The barefoot Warrior - silhouette

The barefoot Warrior - silhouette
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