Reality by M. Sophia, pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014
Tinnitus is a loud noise in the auditory cortex. It is a confusing, unpleasant sound, unwanted and disturbing with its random changes. The meaningless bits of undesired frequencies persist to frustrate anyone living with this condition. I knew very little about tinnitus until my Bodyscapes session with M. Sophie. A few of the words in her poem will remain in my ears, repeating the profoundly poetic rhythm of her poem.
listening to particles in contact–alive, awake, deep–a kiss in my hearing.
Hurray of the Sprout by Cathy B, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014
Days before a Bodyscapes session, each client takes some time to think of the three words needed for their Bodyscapes session. The first word describes your illness or emotional condition. The second word lists where in your body you feel the most pain from your illness or emotional condition. The third word describes how you feel about living with the illness or condition. Sometimes, emotional conditions change right before a session. “I’m not going to use the words I chose last week. Because that’s not what is really going on. We’re trying to get pregnant.”