" A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." (Proverbs 14:30)
The "leeches" are the decaying figures that are pulling back and clinging onto the central "healthy" figure. I am portraying the negative effects today's body image perception have on our being. Often we are trapped in a vicious cycle of trying the achieve the "ideal body type" or the "ideal beauty" based on a fictitious imagery in today's pop culture. We don't realize that our own envy for achieving that image is slowly consuming our health and our spiritual being. We need to break from that chain by reaching that peace within ourselves.