A Sight Beyond Sightings

It began as a boiling morning and the only thing guaranteed for the day is the fact that it will get hotter. What’s a man to do?
I sit for a while contemplating if I should spend the better part of the afternoon in the Cape Town archives digging through some work I need to get done. It did not take long before I flogged the idea off for five p and decided to run to the beach.
Walking down the long path towards Sandy Bay I watched as the sun shine shimmered on the crashing waves.

when did nudity become obscenity? When did our bodies become something to be ashamed of? Is the body not beautiful?

I pronked from rock to rock, splashed in some rock pools and eventually made the stroll down the long beach to have have a swim at the other side with all the other homo’s. The new album by The Field is a pretty awesome listen when zoning out on the waves and the suns gradual movement towards the horizon’s edge. And the entire setting was more than relaxing.

“I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps “Oh look at that!” Then- whoosh, and I’m gone…and they’ll never see anything like it ever again… and they won’t be able to forget me- ever.”

That was Jim Morrison. He was pretty cool. His voice still gets me going.
Now I experienced a Jim sighting on the beach where I felt the quote was well suited only for an entirely different reason.
There was a man with what seemed to be an enlarged scrotum. His balls were the size of two grapefruit. In actual fact I think they were bigger than grapefruit but the fruit will give you an idea. But would a man with an enlarged testicle not be in pain or even just remaining at home, not hiking around in the nude. So clearly that was just the size of his balls.
I was…am shocked. I had no idea they could get so huge. His balls drowned out his rod, actually they drowned out his thighs. And I couldn’t help stare at him. And then he was gone.

Maybe it’s the differences in our bodies that makes the entire idea of nudity and our bodies a thing of salacious profanity and in turn something to be ‘skaam’ about? Surely my amazement of the twin comets crossing the beach was apparent and i consider for a second the idea that i was a judgmental little bitch…but then again, was he just flashing it to get that kind of attention?

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