Thursday, June 13, 2013

Unavailable in stores

I have this great burn on my wrist. I got it on the weekend, and, as often happens, when my wrist touched the hot grill, I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t realize at first the damage I’d done. Too late I went to the sink to run cold water over it.

The burn festered overnight Sunday into a glorious slash-like mark, and because I didn’t bandage it, the wound has since then been functioning as a kind of second wristwatch. On the right arm, the red gash, on the left, the watch. Throughout the day, I look at both of them. They tell two different kinds of time.

As you can see, the burn saved my outfit today. I went to work all in black, which I regretted on the way to the train, also because it’s warm. But when I turned up my cuffs, I had this colorful, hard-won accessory.


Anonymous said...

Leave it to you to create something out of a burn.

For the next time I have learned two remedies
for burns if used immediately. One is a raw egg and
the other, flour (but not together or you'll have
another creation!)

I can vouch for the egg because I recently used egg
white after electrolysis and it was very soothing.


Anne Higgins said...

I love this reflection, Sarah.


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