Age is skin deep


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.