Triticum Turgidum

Lying Dormant and Waiting to Bloom Since 2005

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Location: The Prairie, Illinois, United States

I am a beauty-loving ambidextrous higher-order primate who learned transcendental meditation at 7, statistical analysis at 23, tap dancing at 30, and piano at 35. I tolerate gluten, lactose, and differences of opinion, but not abuse. Or beets.

Monday, October 01, 2007

This About Sums It Up

I love this image, discovered on a t-shirt at

The question exemplified by this image drives my research and much of my thought about the development of self within a social context: Why do we aim to be something other than what/who we are? And something fictional, no less--like, for instance, the "ideal" female body, which is essentially a freakish chimera formed of cantaloupe breasts grafted onto a 10-year-old boy's lithe, hipless frame.

In short, why can't rhinos just be rhinos?


Blogger PFG said...

That's a great picture.

11:17 AM, October 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is awesome K.

It is not ok with society as a whole to be ouselves.

It is sad. We are taught to chase (mostly) unobtainable body images, while McDonalds, sugary cereals and sodas, not to mention cigarettes flood our tv, radios, computers, etc. We are taught to fill our bodies with CRAP--then we are taught that it is not OK to be anything less than skinny.

Why can't we simply be taught to take care of ourselves as ourselves and celebrate who we are?

We live in a crazy world.

Hope you are well Sweets!

Oh this is Jen/monkeyposh
blogger will not let me sign in.

8:38 AM, October 06, 2007  

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