Friday, January 09, 2009

The Story Of My Scar



Hi everyone! Sorry about missing yesterday -- I finally got the staples out of my wound and worked on my book all day which wore me out. Here's the scar which is still healing. I can't show you the whole thing without becoming, well, another kind of blog entirely, but you get the idea. On my last night in the hospital, I had a night nurse with a thick Romanian accent who said, You will of course have plastic surgery. Nobody wants memory of such sadness. While I adored him (best nurse of my entire stay), I'm not sure I agree. At any rate, I like it for now, a symbol of survival. I'll be back with a regular blog post this afternoon and more scar shots -- hope you're having a wonderful Friday!

21 comments:

Dave Kowalczyk said...

As with your poetry, the mixture of pain and beauty is stunning.

And sobering.

You are the Emily Dickinson of our age!

Cheri said...

Christ.

Anonymous said...

We all have our scars, some that show and some that don't. I bear mine with dignity and I know that you do as well. Kip

The Non Stop Shoebox said...

As one scarred individual to another, let me reassure you that you have a beautiful scar: wear it with pride.

Scott said...

Michelle,

Wow, that's quite a scar...but you're still gorgeous. :)

We all have scars , so I wouldn't sweat it.

Dan Sullivan said...

You take care of yourself, hon, no need to be apologise to us for missing a day. You take as much time as you need, and we'll be here waiting for your words.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Hey Michelle,
That's a real beauty. I'm glad you're okay and doing well.

I'm with you on leaving those scars alone. They make for interesting conversation; they generate stories.

Take care of yourself.

Heff said...

Holy Krap !! I wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

Not bad.--Lyndon Baines Johnson

Anonymous said...

Read my "Odysseus' Scar." Eric Auerbach

Anonymous said...

How'm I gonna get a scar like that eating pussy?--Tony Montana

Anonymous said...

Why so serious?--The Joker

Jason said...

I don't know what to say... you are incredibly brave, for being so open and honest, from your childhood, your rape, your scars, your favorite drinks, and even your underwear color.

I'm glad your okay and I hope you stay healthy.

And don't apologize for taking days off from blogging. With what you've been through, we all understand. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow...brutal! The mark of the warrior, to be sure. ;)

Me_Again said...

*sprinkles fairy dust & kisses your scar

the walking man said...

That's a beauty! Nice scar too by the way.

See that's what I like about you, never anything by half measures I'd have to line up all 15 of mine to equal one of yours.

The scars we carry are the road map them that ultimately judge us use to find their way to our core.

Whitenoise said...

Somehow you make it look très sexy.

Charles Gramlich said...

It looks like you survived a vertical seppuku.

I can see it's still healing. Just take it easy.

YogaforCynics said...

Great to see you're back and healthy!

ARCHAVIST said...

Yeah the scar doesn't compare to your beauty - stay cool

jonthom desjardins said...

Reading this reminded me of a chapbook by Sherril Jaffe, title: Scars Make Your Body More Interesting.

It tells of a person. No grey. No black. No white. An emotive story. Strength, curiosity, motion, beauty, survived.