Friday, April 8

You've Got Pen On Your Face...

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that, I'd have enough for my new wheelchair right now! Hahahaha! :)
I have a scar that looks like a pen mark right by my nasolabial fold (those parenthesis lines around your mouth) -- it happened in the accident back in 1987. My face got well acquainted with the road and then a briar patch and ended up with lots of cuts, a few of which created some weird scars that look like ink marks. The doctor said it was where teeny tiny bits of gravel got into the cuts and became imbedded there. They said I could get dermabrasion and be left with a reddish scar, or just live with the faint blue lines. I chose the blue lines.

I also have one across the bridge of my nose and one on my right eyelid, but the one by my mouth is the most prominent, and the one people often point to and inform me that I have pen on my face. LOL
The funniest thing to me is when someone I've known for a long time says it. I ask them if they're just noticing it or if they think I just haven't washed my face since we've met! :)
It's been a source of many laughs...especially when the occasional well-meaning elderly lady reaches out with a licked finger to wipe it off!! Ack! Seriously, this happens!! It's cute, but I'm a total germaphobe!

Funny, but I really don't usually notice my scars until someone asks about one of them. The worst ones are my left knee, right femur, and my back...but to be honest, I lost count of how many there are in total.
Anyway, with all the scars my body has, I've really come to love this saying:
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out and proclaiming. "Wow, what a ride!"

I couldn't agree more!


Kat's Out o'the Bag said...

Love the quote... *runs to lick your face anyways*

Karen Mortensen said...

Love this, as usual. That last quote is very profound. Love your attitude too.

Yenta Mary said...

You are definitely having a fabulous ride; and I, for one, am thrilled to be going along it with you ... :)

WheelchairDecor said...

Great quote! I copied/pasted it to my blog to load onto a post later! I'm glad you told me about the pen on your face, that way, if we ever meet, I won't lick my finger and try to wipe it

Becky Jane

PandaBear said...

That is funny, I can not believe old ladies try to wipe them off!

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