The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

One of the things in life that brings me the most comfort is the fact that, even if we all had the exact same diet and exercise regimen, we would still all be different, one from another. Tall or short, curvy or angular, dark or light, with different hair types, eye color and hair color. Even our body hair distribution is unique to each one of us.

No one should shame someone else regarding any aspect of their appearance. It truly is a roll of the dice. I love that we come in infinite varieties. If we all were remarkably similar, like bottle-nosed dolphins, for example, this would be a boring world, indeed.

Sculptures of the human form bear this out. They are also unique. Some are so abstract they barely suggest humanity. Others tell a compelling story. Some are whimsical or humorous. Some turn us into mythical creatures.

All of them, though, make me stop and think. I often wish that they could talk. I think I’d be friends with some statues. I can imagine the sound of their laughter and the taste of their tears. Some kind of give me the creeps, but I’d like to ask them questions. I want to know more.

What follows are some photos of sculptures that I’ve received from all over the world via my Pokemon Go app. Enjoy!

Like the way my weird mind works? Then you’ll enjoy my book! http://amzn.to/2mlPVh5

One thought on “Celebrating the Human Form

  1. Lyn says:

    Not sure if it’s still there, but last trip to Vegas I saw statues with holographic projections on them that let them speak. There’s an animatronic show of statues moving and speaking at Caesar’s Palace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEZOpuu4tHQ. I preferred the holographic projections though, as they felt more like actual statues.

    Speaking of creepy statues… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zDYFbE9NI … Just don’t blink. 🙂

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