When the Grand Odalisque by Light Waves first hit SL I was one of the people who took one look at her and shuddered. Perhaps her enormous breasts and stomach roll hit way to close to home for me. She is real, alarmingly so. I certainly appreciate the incredible technique used to create this sculpture. But, I was not one of the adoring throng who stood around and marveled at her beauty.
When I happened upon a copy of Grand Odalisque in-world today I sat down and looked at her for a good long time to decide if my opinion had changed at all over time. To be honest when I see this woman every single one of my body image issues rises up in my throat and all I want to do is run away. And then I want to drown my body image issues in dulce de leche straight from the can. Oh that last bit is not true. I prefer oreos. ok ok ok...stop
The point is? I remain one of the few who do not find this statue enjoyable to look at in the least. But sweet Grand Odalisque it is me, not you.
I have a Springer Spaniel named Chloe. She is about a year and a half old and very true to her breed, which means she is "spirited" if you like her and "a maniac" if you do not. Last night she got underfoot as I was walking down the stairs and I fell down about half the length of our steep staircase. I landed on my (amply padded) arse, hard. So hard that my entire family came running. I must have screamed but honestly I don't remember that part. What I do remember is the searing pain. When I got up this morning my entire body was sore and frankly MY ASS HURT. I spent close to 5 hours in the Emergency Room at our local hospital today because everyone I talked to worried that I had broken my tailbone. After exposing me to various forms of radiation the cracker jack team of medical professionals determined that I sprained my ass. Yes. That is the official diagnosis. I kid you not.
And now the difficult task of linking my sprained ass to the Grand Odalisque begins. (You think this blogging stuff is easy? Do ya?)
My body may be too fat for my liking and right now I may have a sprained ass, but the truth is I live a charmed life. I have great family and wonderful friends. ummmmm...so far this linking bit is falling short of the mark.
My ass hurts.