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The Spoon Theory

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The term spoons in this sense was coined by Christine Miserandino in 2003 in her essay "The Spoon Theory". In her essay, Miserandino describes a conversation between herself and a friend at a diner. The discussion was initiated by a question from the friend in which she asked what having lupus feels like. To explain, Miserandino took spoons from nearby tables to use as a visual aid. She handed her friend twelve spoons and asked her to describe the events of a typical day, taking a spoon away for each activity. In this way, she demonstrated that her spoons, or units of energy, must be rationed to avoid running out before the end of the day. She also asserted that it is possible to exceed one's daily limit, but that doing so means borrowing from the future and may result in not having enough spoons the next day. Miserandino suggested that spoon theory can be helpful for explaining the experience of living with any disease or illness.[
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Collage and acrylic on watercolor paper
22.9x30.5 cm. (9x12")
2020

Copyright Teresa Clark 2020
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2748x3688px 4 MB
Make
HUAWEI
Model
WAS-LX3
Shutter Speed
1/999963365 second
Aperture
F/2.2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 5, 2020 11:18:07 AM -05:00
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cogwurx's avatar

Most excellent!

TeresaClark's avatar

Thanks a lot Romeo! I gave a lot of thought about how to use these particular spoons (pun intended lol)