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|And she has TWO arms!|
That’s the thing about some clichés and worn out axioms; they create an instant image in our minds that sticks. It sticks, because it works. It works because it holds within it a universal truth. We all know how hard and chaotic it is to hang wallpaper withtwo arms, let alone one. And if you’ve never hung wall paper, try it, and get back to me. The first time I wallpapered I used both arms, my head, my legs, and even my dog, but then we had to shave the dog because he climbed into the glue bin and well, it was a two-armed, four-legged mess, consequently, the one-armed-wallpaper hanger holds a relatable truth (trauma) for me, and my dog.
PS- I found the wallpaper image at
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