|Do my wings look too big?|
|Jesu li mi krila prevelika?|
This little sketch came to be when an idea came to my mind....It was when I thought how ridiculous it would seem if you had an angel second guessing her/his/its (pick the pronoun you prefer) most prominent feature- the wings. However, isn't that what most people do on daily basis? Question and second guess the way they look? Complain about the way their body looks like?
What fascinates me in today's world is that somehow everyone is made to feel bad about the way they look. No matter your body type or size, there is constant presumption that you have to change something in order to look good and be attractive. However, this ideal body seems elusive at best. How can we define it? If one is skinny one is constantly suspected of suffering from some kind of eating disorder. You are always reminded what a bad example you are for others and made to feel guilty....and if you're not skinny than you must be doing something wrong.
We're bombarded with diets, working out regimes and so on...and while I would agree that human body needs some kind of physical activity, I think that the idea that we must train like athletes to be healthy is not quite logical. I read an article that stated that many woman from so called developed countries are actually becoming underweight in an effort to be healthy. Most of them truly believes what they read, they believe that loosing weight will make them healthier. (There are also those that lose weight because they have an eating disorder but that is another issue, albeit a very serious one) Having in mind the amount of people who are starving because they had the misfortune of being born poor, this is a really sad fact.
Therefore, I concluded that this sketch could serve as a lovely metaphor. What we focus on and what we believe in plays an important role in our lives. Ask yourself: "How do I feel? What is my energy level? How am I copying with stress? What can I do to increase the quality of your life? Is there anything I could do to be healthier?" Don't ask yourself: " Is some part of my body too big or too small?" If the question is wrong, the answer cannot be right. Before every answer, there must come the right question. Somehow I have a feeling that often we forget that.