May 5, 2013

Winter skin is tender

Yesterday and today I spent all day in the sun, basking like a lizard in the warmth.  My skin is unused to such affection and I was rewarded with a blush of sunburn.  Yesterday, it took the shape of my v-necked t-shirt as a small red patch on my chest; today it was my arms that, newly exposed, took the brunt of the rays and are now rosy-pink.

In my haste to enjoy all the sunshine I possibly can, I forgot that winter here is long and makes skin forget the power of the sun.  I pay the price, gladly.

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