January 8, 2015
As I watched her fill out The Interview, I flashed on the first time I saw Wisdom Crone naked. The afternoon sun beat down on us as we tripped through the brush. Nearly 19 years ago, we found the pond that would take away the blistering heat. Then, it happened. We all took our clothes off. “Did she notice my awkward stare”, I thought? What happened to her breast, where’s her nipple? I was clueless to what the breast of a breast cancer survivor might look like. I was more perplexed as to why this information was not something I had been told in advance.
Flash forward to today. My anticipation for this experience with Player # 3 is nothing like the first time. Years of loving interaction and communication have made us closer. Hearing her “YES” when asked if she wanted to participate was a win! In her skin, is what came to mind when she began to take her clothes off. There was no fumbling only ease. The dogs felt this from her as well as they incorporated themselves into the moment. She was every inch perfect.
In front of the blinds, the sun raged in, showcasing the edges of her body. I noticed waves rippling through her skin. Wisdom Crone wanted others to see what an older woman looks like as she ages. As she stretched out her arm, she wiggled her skin back and forth, laughing, proud. She had told me that her skin carried her. Today, it carried me as well.
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