Friday 5 October 2012

Pink Friday

Kirsty has put her money where her lipsticked mouth is and has taken a sabbatical from her paid job to volunteer for a few months at Breast Cancer Care. She has reminded a group of bloggers about Pink Friday.

I have a whole host of quotes concerning pink, but decided today to post a quote about bodies. It was only when I was in my mid twenties and realised that perhaps one day I could lose my breasts through breast cancer that I realised how much a part of me they were and no longer were they these things that made dressing difficult but there to be relished and proud of.

' chart your body, to map its poles, its contours and terrain, its inner regions, both temperate and torrid - a whole topography of skin and muscle and bone.
... I imagined a life time as your cartographer, years of exploration and discovery that would keep changing the look of my map. it would always need to be redrawn and reconfigured to keep up with you.' Siri Hustvedt What I loved

Wishing you a Pink Friday


  1. What a beautiful quote, thank you so much x

    1. Kirsty - Thank you for asking - it was a pleasure.

  2. The quote and the dress in the photo are beautiful. I think everyone has been touched by breast cancer.
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  3. I love the thought of the idea of our bodies as maps. What journeys they can lead us on!

    1. Anbolyn - Hope you're on a good journey at the moment.


Ooh how lovely more stripes on the page...
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