The Skin I Live in
Take a look at my skin; it’s the only one you’ve got. In humans, it is the largest organ of the integumentary system…there’s a good one for you. I’d never heard of the integumentary system before, well, at least not until recently; last week to be honest.
You see, I’ve taken an interest in my skin of late, not because there’s anything wrong with it you see, it’s just simply that I’m getting on with life, pushing the boat further into the big blue yonder, sailing towards the next horizon, trying to get over the hill rather than under it. I digress, where was I? Oh yes, the integumentary system. Well the thing about the integumentary system, is that it protects the internal structures of the body from damage, prevents dehydration, stores fat and produces vitamins and hormones. Wow! That’s a lot of information, and not only is the skin the largest organ of the body; which by the way is a pretty big organ, our skin is also waterproof, so they say…that’s pretty cool. In fact it’s amazing.
So who are THEY? And why do we believe everything They tell us? Pin to the collar, I haven’t a clue. I’m in the same boat as you my friend and I don’t mean the one that’s heading for the next horizon. I refer to the boat that those faceless experts tell us, is perfectly safe to sail in. Well you know what? I don’t think THEY; those promulgated masters of self-acquired knowledge know half as much as They presume, and there’s another strange anomaly, most people will defend those faceless experts to the death, figuratively speaking of course, but on second thoughts I’m not so sure.
Water proof skin They said “don’t go out in the rain, you’ll catch your death” some believed in the theory of water proof skin, and now for their trouble are pushing up the Daisies; John Doe RIP died of pneumonia, cause of death porous skin.
My skin, weathered and worn, farmers tan. An army of wrinkles are prosecuting a relentless war and some of their ilk have made bases around my hallowed skin. There is nothing I can do to prevent this process which is known as aging, however our faceless experts known as THEY have assured us that by using certain portents and creams we may prevent what nature has decreed. I have only to look into the mirror at the face that stares back at me for conformation that nature will have her way. But you know, it doesn’t bother me, if on the other hand you find issue with what you see, then look the other way…not my problem, it’s yours. However, if what you see is what you like, it’s a starting point, and all starting points have a life of their own.