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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow & I am in them & that is eternity. Edvard Munch
| sk in |
1 the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal: I use body lotion to keep my skin soft | a flap of skin. â€” the skin of a dead animal with or without the fur, used as material for clothing or other items: is this real crocodile skin? â€” a container made from the skin of an animal such as a goat, used for holding liquids.
F re sh / Vib ran t/ Glowin g;
“ It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.” Job 18:13
Creases & lines started showing on the surface of my skin. There was no way I could hide it. There I stood next to this beautiful young lady, I wanted what she had.
But I had it all when I was her age. What was I doing then?
“ Live life without regrets.”
We’d never fully comprehend this phrase, until our skin turns wrinkled & we realize how old we’ve grown when we look at our reflections. There is no turning back.
Week 4 As age creeped up on me, beautiful patterns emerged out of my wrinkled skin.
It was when I realized it can no longer go back to how it was before â€” fresh, fragrant, vibrant.
Inevitably & evidently, everything dies & withers. It was making the best out of what I ever had, that made this life worth the living.
By J e d idah Tan