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
One day, perhaps?
from: Kent, male, 50s,