Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.

In fact, they'll probably make me love you more.

People without scars? Bland, boring, blasé. Vanilla milkshakes. Scars make us who we are. They mean we've got stories, evidence that we've been alive in these bodies that are ours for this brief shining flash of breath and muscle.

Undamaged goods? Meh. I always liked used books better, anyway. The dog-eared pages, the crinkles, the rips, the indecipherable notes scrawled in the margins: they speak of soul. Scarred, beloved, lived-in soul.


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