All posts tagged: purity

“Eyes are a Window to the Soul,” they say. But Windows Break…

Playing voyeur to the mess of a flesh wound does not sit comfortably with me. I know my limits. Which is why, when hubby asked, “Wanna look at the photo?”… I declined. As first aid go-to at his workplace – a primary school – he sees the odd broken bone or gravel rash. No sweat. But I could see that the grisly injury sustained on a schoolboy’s leg – resulting in a trip to the hospital and many stitches – rattled him more than most. I listened as he explained the wound to a nurse friend. Stirred my tea. Tried not to put pictures to the words: skin, fat, muscle, blood, stitches, pain. “Are you sure you don’t want to see it?” he looked up at my – surely blanched – face. “No.” Thin smile. “Thanks.” My eyes are sensitive to the sun’s glare. Someone once told me it’s because they are light blue – an eye colour native to places that have less hours of sunlight in a typical day. Maybe there’s truth in it. I think …

Would You Look At Photos of Your Mum Naked?

I saw Kim Kardashian in the flesh once, at the Melbourne airport. Didn’t realise it was her, to be honest. I was too excited about Johnny Depp wandering around in the newsagency. A friend and I were stalking him, whispering behind hands and rummaging in handbags for something he could autograph. That was until a stranger pointed out that our celebrity radar was seriously confused and the reason for the throng of attention was none other than Kim Kardashian. The Johnny Depp lookalike was one of her entourage! Let down of the century. We left the Johnny Depp impersonator in the newsagency (he had the suave glasses, the goatee, the mysterious smile – the whole look!) and returned to our husbands, red-faced. They were laughing their guts out, of course. We won’t live that one down in a hurry. Yup, I saw Kim in the flesh but I guarantee that most internet users will have seen much more of her flesh than I have after her sensationalised nude photo shoot went viral last week. Blogger …