One-legged perfection

If I were to become an amputee, I would want to be a hipdis.  To me, the perfection of a whole body with only one leg is quite amazing.   To see a hipdis walk on crutches with no movement at all from a stump is bliss in motion.

A hipdis hops naturally, in a body made for hopping, without any flapping stump.

Dressed in a suit or jacket and trousers, there would be no sign below the coat of the missing leg, because I would have my trousers tailored firmly round my body, with no empty leg to come loose.

I would want to look as if I was born without a leg, and that was my normal and admirable mode.

One day, perhaps?


from: Kent, male, 50s, Australia