Tunnel of Self-Love

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Frame 301, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

TUNNEL OF SELF-LOVE is the offspring of the Bible verse “your body is a temple” and John Mayer’s line “your body is a wonderland”. It is a heavy nod to the theme park river rides that traveled through a tunnel for an excuse for couples to express affection during the time when PDA was not permitted. We all know the trend of bullying ourselves, the “sad boi” vibe, meme’s about sadness and counteracting that with self-love but the counteraction is mostly in private. It’s almost a cheesy thing to love yourself and not the good cheesy like the one in the blue box. Practicing self-love shouldn’t be a secret thing and ironically is the very first step to sharing love with others. Ru Paul’s encouraging words “If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” couldn’t be more true. Be your own Valentine. Send yourself a “be mine” this year.