A group of my friends are going to see Body Worlds at the Science Museum tonight. I was originally going to go with them until I suddenly and abruptly realized that I am totally creeped out by the pictures of that exhibit. In theory I think it’s a cool idea, but I am almost positive that if I were in a room with a bunch of skinless bodies in weird poses….I would have many resultant nightmares. I feel like a bit of a wuss about Body Worlds, but the fact that I get the heebie-jeebies from the billboard on the 190 tells me I should just stay away.
Despite my clear distaste for Body Worlds, I can’t stop talking about it with everyone. Ranting about Body Worlds is, like, my favorite thing to do this week. I’ve found that people are either enthusiastically looking forward to seeing Body Worlds, or they are 100% opposed to the concept.
A slightly inebriated conversation with some friends yesterday about Body Worlds led to this exchange:
Kate: I do NOT like those bodies.
Susie: I’m not really freaked out by dead things. I always thought dissecting stuff in school was quite interesting.
Kate: It’s not that they’re dead (beginning to screech) it’s that they have no skin! And their eyes! OH SWEET GOD, THEIR EYES! I cannot deal with skinless people in weird poses!
Christina: That sounds like a Match.com ad…..Must have steady job, good sense of humor, and skin.
Kate: Totally. I like walks on the beach, movies, cuddling, EYELIDS, AND SKIN. The skinless need not apply.