Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dana Reeve


I remember hearing that Dana Reeve had lung cancer a few months after my mother was diagnosed.
We made jokes saying that it was the new celebrity disease with Dana and Peter Jennings both diagnosed around the same time as her.
Then both of these people died.
I don't know what to say except it is very very sad. Dana was diagnosed after never smoking in her life. My mother as well bearly smoked (2 years in her 20s). I feel a bit of urgency now in terms of spreading the word about the importance of funding research into the link between women and lung cancer, why haven't there been more treatments researched like breast cancer? Where are the large fundraising galas? Where are the people in the streets outraged that lung cancer is swept under a rug b/c somehow it is seen as the patients fault for smoking and/or causing the illness.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Philly Trip

I went to Philly to visit my old college friend and to go to two museum exhibits. One was this museum that had the original traveling exhibit of the bodies of people and what their insides look like etc. This was from some German man and it was going to be the only US showing of the show. Thought it was pretty interesting how he presented the information. I guess the Bodies show in NYC is from prisoners while the one I saw was filled with people/animals that had requested to be in the show. I of course got a postcard of the below image.

We also went to the Mutter Museum which houses tons of medical oddities such as plaster casts of Cheng and Eng, the much written about siamese twins.

They had tons of mis-shaped babies, an extremly enlarged colon, and tons of skeleton remains of freaks I love a museum that has in its gift shop a charm of Cheng and Eng! Seriously, how genuis is that?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

March 1 2006

Spending a lot of time alone lately. Dealing with sadness and also obsessing Guy Bourdin.
I think this photo is my way of dealing or some such.