Thursday, December 17, 2009

#4 of Fleur's 10 Best

Dear Fleur,
I never, never, never WILL get implants, but- just for the record- why are some people so violently opposed to it? ~Boobs Cross My Mind

Dear Boobs,
Yesterday I came across an author's photo on the jacket of a newly published smart little book and I was astounded by the size of the breasts beneath her t shirt, given that her bare arms were obviously so slender. Throughout the day I kept checking the photo in wonder. This morning on my way to work with the windows down, a breeze of rain and sunlight mixed together gushed in with the freshest of ideas: Why not breast implants?! It was as if I'd suddenly stepped far away from all the cliches and stereotypes that "liberal" minded people such as I cling to so dearly to re-enforce our desperate need to be intelligent and somehow superior to the class we consider to be ruled by glam and chance. And yet, neither did I feel I'd soon be lolling poolside surrounded by shopping bags in zip code 90210. Miraculously, driving up the hill as the moody sky parted its cloudy lips and glistened, I balanced deliciously between What-I've-Always-Suspected and What-Everyone-Says. "Out beyond our ideas of right and wrong," Rumi wrote, "there is a field. I'll meet you there."

2 comments:

Chris said...

Love your response to this reader's question regarding breast implants in specific and, I assume, cosmetic surgery in general...

Times have changed...Those who choose to "change" their appearance through the "magic" of cosmetic surgery do so for a variety of reasons which are truly personal and will never be understood by those who pass critical judgment which, incidentally, is one of our culture's favorite past times...

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Nice post Anna, very reflexive.