August 01, 2005
Looking Inside

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When I was young, 13, 14, 15, I was a little obsessed with my slightly obsessed chest, the right (my right) side being a big bigger than the left; the sternum visibly unbalanced. What I really, really wanted to do was to see it, the sternum -- bleached white from the desert sun, that's how I imagined it. Two things made me think of my urge to look inside -- a flickr setabout a brain tumor (above), and some images from GE's medical imaging dept. My chest is still a little off kilter, so maybe someday. When I got my four huge, impacted wisdom teeth out, I managed to have the presence of mind, just out of sedation, to ask for my teeth; only one was still in one piece, and I treasure it. When I was young, 13, 14, 15, I was a little obsessed with my slightly obsessed chest, the right (my right) side being a big bigger than the left; the sternum visibly unbalanced. What I really, really wanted to do was to see it, the sternum -- bleached white from the desert sun, that's how I imagined it. Two things made me think of my urge to look inside -- a flickr setabout a brain tumor (above), and some images from GE's medical imaging dept. My chest is still a little off kilter, so maybe someday. When I got my four huge, impacted wisdom teeth out, I managed to have the presence of mind, just out of sedation, to ask for my teeth; only one was still in one piece, and I treasure it. Flesh and bones.

Posted by dbrown at August 01, 2005 10:33 PM
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