Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
"We need the tonic of wildness.. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."
Henry David Thoreau
“I’ve had three toes shortened – a portion of bone removed between the joints and ﬁxed together with metal rods. I like to wear Jimmy Choo’s, three-inch heels with a pointy toe.”
Foot X-ray. Toe reduction surgery.
Kristina Widmer, 36.
New York, USA
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Embalming Process:
- The body is placed on stainless steel or porcelain table, then washed with a germicide-insecticide-olfactant. The insides of the nose and mouth are swabbed with the solution.
- Rigor mortis (stiffness) is relieved by massage. (Rarely but sometimes, tendons and muscles are cut in order to place the body in a more natural pose if limbs are distorted by disease, e.g., arthritis.)
- Massage cream is worked into the face and hands to keep the skin soft and pliable...