Wednesday, December 19, 2012

from unexpected places - mutter museum

The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia houses all sorts of odd
skeletons, molds of bodily stigmas, photographs of patients of
interest, x-rays, even slides of Einstein's brains.  The associated
book about the museum says in its forward, "While these bodies
may be ugly, there is a terrifying beauty in the spirits of those
forced to endure these afflictions."  They are also dark
inspirations and someday, stories.

What is important is the story. Because when we are all dust and
teeth and kicked-up bits of skin - when we're dancing with our
own skeletons - our words might be all that's left of us.
- Alexandra Fuller, Scribbling The Cat

Einstein's brains

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