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?)