|work in progress|
...yeah i'm looking for the coolest looking girl in the world
well they all look so good
just like my t.v. said they would
but i'd trade them all for the ivory girl
her skin is soft and white as snow
not an ounce of tan...
Ulterior Motives? I will, as an alumni of the Lucy Daniels Creativity Seminar, admit that making a Palate Cleanser from Ivory soap is probably a deep-seated reaction to a traumatic childhood incident in which my mom raked a bar of it across my tongue for saying something horrible, which I have now completely forgotten. Hmm, maybe that was the whole point! Although I was not by any means an abused child, I do think this was over-punishment. So, I'm glad to be getting that 'pain' off my chest, if that's what this is about! In the meantime, wouldn't you know that chewing on soap has become a hot, new oral beauty treatment!
Ivory, it seems, inspires us. It appears regularly in the science laboratory (in addition to the lavoratory), and children around the world have learned a bit of chemistry with this experiment. (Here's a t.v. version in English). Soap crafts are fun ... and have you seen the carvings of Jay Leno and Lady Liberty? I wonder if there are collectors of nothing but soap art out there?!
Palate Cleanser, August, 2011