“I am a cutter, you see. Also a snipper, a slicer, a carver, a jabber. I
am a very special case. I have a purpose. My skin, you see, screams.
It’s covered with words - cook, cupcake, kitty, curls - as if a
knife-wielding first-grader learned to write on my flesh. I sometimes,
but only sometimes, laugh. Getting out of the bath and seeing, out of
the corner of my eye, down the side of a leg: babydoll. Pull on a
sweater and, in a flash of my wrist: harmful. Why these words? Thousands
of hours of therapy have yielded a few ideas from the good doctors.
They are often feminine, in a Dick and Jane, pink vs. puppy dog tails
sort of way. Or they’re flat-out negative. Number of synonyms for
anxious carved in my skin: eleven. The one thing I know for sure is that
at the time, it was crucial to see these letters on me, and not just
see them, but feel them. Burning on my left hip: petticoat.
“ - Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects
I’ve been wanting one of these puppies for years! But the VS PINK store near my hometown always sold out of them by the time I got out of school or work to make my way to the mall. And for some reason I didn’t realize you could redeem the offer online as well.. until this year, that is.
So, yippee! I’m going to start looking forward to these guys every year from now on :)