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Talking about Aging: Why the words stick in my throat thebodyisnotanapology.com

Submitted by noordinaryspider in Age_and_Ageism

The biggest surprise for me isn't that my body finally stopped taking all the abuse I piled on it without any consequences, it is how much love I feel for this flesh envelope and how fiercely I want to protect it from all the Doogie Howsers who mock it and that the survival instinct takes over again when the instinct to protect offspring becomes self-destructive as well as unnecessary.

In all likelihood, this body you don't want to fuck is the only thing I have left.

It belongs to me. Me. Me.

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