body maneuverability_ postcards



these images belong to a step-by-step treatment of the spine.
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Bones can be fragile and ductile. Devices shape them, correct them, make them short or long. This maneuverability of the body has always fascinated me, is a condensation of pain, the beauty of metamorphosis, the power of healing.

I had had many bodies, but i guess we all do, we construct a symbol out of our own materiality, in some cases this is covered, in others is very transparent, this operation of re-inventing yourself and present it on the stage of days.
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Need to mention a book i adore,

A Fortunate Man by John Berger
Is a portrait of a rural doctor and his experience with patients.

Some fragments from it, enjoy, get this gem if you can:
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The existence of pleasure is the first mystery. The existence of pain has prompted far more philosophical speculation. Pleasure and pain need to be considered together; they are inseparable. Yet the space filled by each is perhaps different. Pleasure, defined as a sense of gratification, is essential for nature’s workings. Otherwise there would be no impulse to satisfy the needs which ensure the body’s and the species’ survival. And survival—for reasons we do not know—is inwritten, inscribed as nature’s only goal. Gratification, or its anticipation, acts as a goad. Pain or the fear of pain acts as a warning. Both are essential. The difference between them, considered as opposites, is that pleasure has a constant tendency to exceed its functional purpose, to not know its place.

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One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.
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Nothing fortuitous happens in a child’s world. There are no accidents. Everything is connected with everything else and everything can be explained by everything else…. For a young child everything that happens is a necessity.
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i also need to mention here my dear friend javi, one of my most loved doctors, if you would call doctor someone that brings healing. He is to me. Here his blog


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