Omphaloskepsis is the act of contemplating one’s own navel.
We should all do it!
Because our belly buttons are packed with life! With an average of 67 different types of bacteria living in each one of our belly buttons, each one of us has a unique microbial fingerprint.
That’s omphaloskepsis for you. Time to look on down and start omphaloskepsisizing (not a real word) about the personal jungle you carry with you.
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Julia Rice is an educator, designer and artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She develops and directs design education programs for young people at the Design Lab at the College of Design at NC State University, has a master’s in art therapy and counseling, and likes to tell funny stories. Whether she’s making things or making things happen, you can see what she’s up to at http://thedotank.tumblr.
This gives new meaning to the term “navel gazing.”
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