Sunday, February 3, 2013

Asylum Walk (32)

He or she has a strong arm, weak arm, no arm.

Her shoulder was injured, but she strengthened it by exercises.

He takes medicine for his heart.

I have a liver condition; my liver is failing.

My eyes are very weak; with corrective lenses I have normal vision, but without them I can barely see.

Normally the skin becomes drier, less elastic, with age.

Now, for arm/shoulder/heart/liver/eyes/skin, substitute self.

(Can the self, unlike the body, become stronger with age? More robust, more resilient. Or is it locked with the same inevitability into the seasons of organic growth: spring, summer, fall, winter?)

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