107,594 is the estimated number of Iraqi civilians who died from violence since the US-led invasion, as of October 29th 2010 (Source: Iraq Body Count). To me, the number is so big that can only exist on computers. Using my body, I want to feel the magnitude of this number and the scale of the war destruction by writing the information of the victims on index cards. Since November 19th 2010, I have been writing the cards every day for an hour.
I am running out of photo black ink for my printer. This shortage translates to not having printed index cards to write on. So, I will be taking a break today again. I am hoping that my order will arrive soon.
So, I didn't write the cards. I did not feel well. I still wanted to do it though. I went to take a nap and set my alarm clock to wake up at 10:56pm. When my alarm went off, I just did not want to do it and I went back to sleep.