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    "put me squarely into my body"

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Right to Write by Julia Cameron. She was talking about falling from her horse:

    "I suspect my ribs are cracked...and in any case their soreness has put me squarely into my body."

    What does "put me squarely into my body" mean?

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    Re: "put me squarely into my body"

    I have no idea. (I wonder if she has a licence... )

    Conceivably she's referring to the way having a cracked rib keeps reminding the sufferer of how almost any movement of any limb involves some stress on the rib-cage. If so, it's a very odd way to put it.

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    Re: "put me squarely into my body"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Right to Write by Julia Cameron. She was talking about falling from her horse:

    "I suspect my ribs are cracked...and in any case their soreness has put me squarely into my body."

    What does "put me squarely into my body" mean?
    The pain from the injured ribs reminds her, on a constant basis, that she is in a physical body. To put something "squarely" usually means to be in the middle of something. While her intellect may attempt to overcome the pain, the pain is so severe that this cannot be done - her body keeps reminding her that she is, after all, a physical being.

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