It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.

~ Garrison Keillor,

By that definition, I have had a very deep life indeed. This post has been inspired by my daughter in law Manjiree noticing some scars on my head and arm asking me about how I acquired them. I recalled some to the best of my ability but some, I just could not. I did tell her about the others elsewhere on my body under clothing including the very big ones on both my hips, the result of surgery for hip replacements and revisions.

A misspent youth is one explanation but another more interesting one that buttresses the quote from Keillor, is what my friend Nisha came up with on a post on her Facebook wall.

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15 Responses to Scars.

  1. nick says:

    When I was a kid I was forever falling over and bashing my knees, but I have no scars – physical ones at any rate. Plenty of emotional scars, but that’s another story.
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  2. Looney says:

    I have the scars, but not much in the way of grey hair and wrinkles. Now I am feeling unbalanced.
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  3. Scars, the physical and emotional kind, all attest to how adventurous we have been! I know there’s a fair measure of foolishness in there somewhere as well! Sometimes I look back and wince at the risks I have taken.
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  4. shackman says:

    Interestingly enough, in spite of my years of overenthusiastic athletic endeavors and motorcycle riding, the only scar I have is on my cheek and was given to me by my cocker spaniel puppy when I was between 1 nd 2. I guess by your friend;s FB post, I have not lived much. Oh well.

  5. wisewebwoman says:

    Getting caught up with you. yes, I have scars one awful one on the leg from a drunken mishap, a great reminder.
    I love the dents on my head, I’m amazed I wasn’t killed. I hope I never go bald as it would be like a moon landing…

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  6. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    I couldn’t agree more. Scars are testament of one’s status as a Warrior of Life; one has done a lot, has lived a lot, has drunk life to the fullest thus quenching the thirst for knowledge (empirical if not academic), for breathing, for feeling, for being a human being. Scars reveal that we have incarnated and fulfilled (even if partially) our mission on earth.

    Cheers for your wisdom.
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  7. I am reasonably at peace with my wrinkles. But I actually like my scars. They each have a story to tell.
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