Monday, October 5, 2015

Venus.

On Thursday, I woke up with the worst cramps of my life. We went to the hospital and I found out my ovary was bleeding. I went into surgery so they could stop the bleeding and drain the blood and fluid. Now I have two little incisions on my abdomen and it hurts to cough.

My belly is rounder than normal for the time being, and I keep looking at myself in the mirror. I learned a year or so ago that the reason women carry fat in their midsection is for when they have a baby, so the baby will be safe in there. That changed everything for me. 

And now I can understand, to some degree, why Chrisanne said that she felt like the Venus of Willendorf when she was pregnant with her son. And why that might be a nice thing to feel.

Venus of Willendorf, 28,000-25,000 BC

1 comment:

  1. Hahahahaha! I freaking hate the Venus of Willendorf! Having to describe the significance of that little rock - and others like it - made art history SO HARD. The Venus de Milo is my favorite. But I'm biased because the Hellenistic era is one of my favorites. Stone Age…least favorites…

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