05
Jun
10

Reassemblage

Since I finished chemotherapy treatments in 2007, I have experienced increasing neuropathy in my hands and feet, but most dramatically in my hands.  Morning and night seem to be the most noticeable in terms of collateral damage.  Over these three years, I’ve saved bits of my favorite coffee cups and breakfast plates that have fallen out of my hands.  Recently I reassembled the pieces around my bathroom mirror, and yesterday finally got around to grouting them in place.  The celery colored grout is pretty, and I feel happy looking at this assemblage of crockery bits.  I feel like this mirror not only reflects my body on the outside, but the mosaic frame now reflects how I feel on the inside….bits rearranged into a new piece of art.  It’s hard to explain the seemingly chaotic process of healing, of change and evolution. The broken pottery pieces are more useful than words.


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