Sunday, March 11, 2012

Scars old & new

I'm in a bunch of groups on Flickr, & today I got an email saying I had been banned! I realized that the 'scars & their stories' group banned me (without an explanation but I'm guessing) that they wanted strictly pics of scars, & not bruising from the aftereffects, etc. I understand & am fine with it...but it made me want to photograph a few of my many small & big scars, from the mundane to the unmentionable in terms of the location ;)

This is a large scar (about 6 inches) from my hip being opened up, in the efforts to cut a muscle that was causing such severe sciatic pain. It is the exact scar I'd have if I had a new hip or hip surgery, so if I need one I've got the guidelines. Above my hip & scar are some scars of sort on the wall, old & new, of my past life & current one. I didn't mean for them to get in the pic, but loved that happy accident.



  1. As I am sure I have mentioned before, I think scars are beautiful.

  2. Thanks so much. I think they are so amazing in the stories they tell. I've never ever shied away from them showing, etc. they're as much a part of me as anything!