Since starting to train as an Alexander Technique teacher, I’ve developed an interest in skeletons. There’s one in the corner of our training room, which we use to explain how different joints work, to see how our ribs connect with the spine, where the sitting bones are, or to count how many bones are in the hand or the foot. But what I hadn’t expected was that this interest in the anatomical body would extend to my leisure time.
It’s the middle of the Easter holidays, and I’m taking a break from all things Alexander. But strangely I found myself gravitating this week towards a bookshop full of skeletons and anatomical artefacts. It’s at the Wellcome Collection in London. As well as having a wonderful collection of scientific books, it’s a treasure trove of bones and body parts, all tastefully designed for adults and children in plastic, paper, glass, fabric and melamine.
So I leave you this week with a visual feast of skeleton souvenirs.