Cornelius Quiring

Honesty, being open and vulnerability

December 13, 2016

I took my nephew to a jungle gym and got these rug burns on my arms. I examined them in the mirror and it made me look at myself from behind, a view I don’t often see.

It’s difficult for me too look at this photo, but if it weren’t for my injury I don’t think my work would hold much meaning. Embellishing my physical flaws make them my strengths. But this is not motivation porn, embracing my circumstances doesn’t mean I love them. I will never stare at myself in the mirror see my emaciated arm and “thank God.” My gut gets a little knotted every time I look at it.

I am not inspirational and this openness is not a cheap endorphin high I’m pimping for likes and comments. This is my demon I live with every day and am channeling to leave the world a little better then when I came into it. How are you using yours?

Song Of The Day

Song: This Land is your Land
Artist: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Genre: Soul / Funk

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