I assumed all along that I would post pictures of my chest wrapped up after surgery, and topless pics after the bandages and binder comes off. But recently I have been pondering doing some video as well (of me talking about the surgery) as a resource for others, but also as a chronicle for myself, of this process. And so, in the event that I decide to post video, you will see my face and hear my voice.
You, dear readers, already “hear” my voice through my writing, and I wonder, what, if you put an audio tone to it, does my voice sound like to you? What does it sound like in your head? Does it sound like your own voice? Does it have no sound? If I asked you to guess, what would you say?
And my face, you have seen my chin in my suit photos, and my face is obscured in a few WordPress images of myself, and so I wonder, when you read me, what do I look like to you?
If you have not seen any of my pictures, take a minute now, don’t go look at them, and ask yourself, what does Eli look like?
I find it curious that there are those of you (Kira, for example, or Karen) that I have never seen, yet I have a blurry image of you in my head. I imagine some of you have that same experience for some of the blogs writers you read. Just as a matter of record, I was wondering, what do I look like to a stranger, if all that strangers knows of me is my written language and what I don’t want to look like (that is, conventionally female)?
Your Pal Eli