Wednesdays words of Wisdom: Guest post

Now, I know I said I have some guest monday motivations coming up, but I found the coming guest-post to be more of a “Wednesdays words of wisdom“.

I hope y’all don’t mind.

The coming lady is the most amazing, intelligent Zen-angel ever. A lovebug, as she calls it. The one and only blogger I have ever met in real life, when she was traveling through Europe. She is so stunning, not just her looks, but just her entire presence. And she has a way with words!! Oh my. Oh and yeah, her name is Zoe. How can you go wrong with that?!

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i really hate how attached to our bodies we are


(my shoulder and an earring i am really sad i lost)

how we use them to judge ourselves
to judge others

in america
bodies are institutes for shame

in europe i watched women eat bread
and ice cream
and pasta
not gluten free spinach pasta
pasta-pastas
the kind overtly body conscious people replace with salad at dinner

now
i know we can say
‘it’s because they walk every where!’
or
something like that

but

that’s not really an excuse, is it?

we talk about bodies like they shape the person we are completely
like big thighs means less heart
or
round tummies means cruelty

when all it means is
big thighs
and
round tummies

maybe if we talked about other things it wouldn’t matter
maybe if we redirected our attention, positive and negative, elsewhere
we wouldn’t worry so much

because, the truth is,

i’m really tired of talking about bodies.

i’d rather talk about things like
writing
eating
books
love

my body is round
squishey and
i feel beautiful
most days

to call myself beautiful and squishy out loud
sounds revolutionary
silly
and
boring simultaneously

my friend
one who met me as i stumbled into an eating disorder but didn’t stick around to watch me stumble out
my friend said something to me
on the phone
yesterday

she said
‘and i bet you lost weight from all the walking’
like it mattered more than the people i met or
the things i saw or
how achingly different i feel inside

i thought two things
one
‘what a funny thing to say to someone in recovery’
and two
‘she doesn’t know me at all’

the words
‘bodies’
and
‘contention’
don’t fit together to me

why fight the very thing cradling
the very thing you are?

so,
with that being said,

what do you love about you?

much love,
zoe

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