Did you know that that spiders don’t bleed red, but rather bleed blue? I’m not here to say that I’m a spider, nor that I am of royal lineage, but rather share an entirely different sentiment.
Humans bleed red because “it has a red-colored compound called heme that’s crucial for carrying oxygen through your bloodstream. Heme contains an iron atom which binds to oxygen; it’s this molecule that transports oxygen from your lungs to other parts of the body.” (https://bit.ly/3CWyGcq)
Just as the attachment of the heme molecule makes the human blood turn red, I feel the attachment I have gained to this site, history, and cause has turned my blood blue (the international colour of diabetes). It is a noble one. I feel that when I walk into this building, I am working to represent something greater than myself.
This past week I was working on helping with the fundraising campaign. Last week, I mentioned how this museum and diabetes will be something I will grow to appreciate and donate to when called. For now, I’m going to be the one calling for that action. I was writing posts and creating graphics for this special day this past week.
I believe that when one works to bring awareness of history, one becomes familial with the people involved in that history and intimate with the ways that history is being shared and exposed-whether that be through programming or exhibits or other mediums.
No, I don’t have a medical condition in my physical blood. I have an emotional attachment to my life-blood, that is, my work.
I’m proud of that.