Tuesday, February 13, 2007

More on the Perfect Body

From a print ad from Cotton Incorporated ("The Fabric of Our Lives"): "Nothing complements imperfect genes like the perfect jeans."

At the birth of a baby, most parents will focus on the baby's health, experiencing relief when genetic disorders, congenital conditions, etc. are ruled out. The baby has all its reflexes and 10 finger and toes? Perfect. So, why are "a few extra pounds" considered imperfect later on?


littlem said...

I read recently that "a perfect body is one that is loved".

I thought that, although applicable only indirectly, that that sentiment might resonate in a lot of contexts here.

drstaceyny said...

We must have seen this in the same place. I agree and would add that ideally, we're both subject and object on this one.