Age is skin deep

newleaf-oldskin

Plants grow new leaves every spring but humans are stuck with the same old skin.
It used to be thick, and now it’s thin.

What scratched me? A blade of grass? Oh my, aren’t I just the sensitive one? Note to self: wear gloves.

*

Rachel McAlpine

2 thoughts on “Age is skin deep

  1. Robyn Haynes says:

    It is a curse for the gardener, this tissue-paper skin. And yet I believe I am ‘thicker-skinned’ than in my youth – ahh the paradox.

  2. It’s a trade-off, I reckon. Helps us to seem vulnerable just when we get to be tough as … old boots.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: