Images from a Mercury Toxic Life
I was spending a weekend away recently when a friend I didn’t see very often walked into the kitchen just as I picked up my pill holder to take my morning supplements.
“What IS that?” she asked. “Is Netflix doing something new I haven’t heard about?”
“Um, it’s my pillholder,” I said, sliding it out so she could see.
I realized that necessity had led me to create a stylish and intriguing object.
My pill holder was the exact width of the tearaway cover from a Netflix envelope, so that was the paper I’d grabbed out of the recycling to make my wrapper. (The wrapper of course being a necessity as pill holders age, and lose their ability to stay shut when bounced around in a backpack.)
It makes me think of all of the images that go along with the mercury toxic life. The bedside table chelation tableau of DMSA, ALA, pillholder, alarm and water. The shelves, bags, boxes, and even more shelves needed to hold all the supplements. The mindboggling number of pills, capsules and medications we take in a week (click here to see a striking example of that).
If you have images of your mercury toxic life that you’d like to share, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll share the most interesting ones in a future post.