AU - SS2k14 for ainokiseki Despite the cold, they had been out for a walk on the night before Christmas Eve. Though the snow had been coming down much heavier earlier that day, it now fell slow and thin, like a powder. They kept their hands stuffed in the pockets of an excessively warm coat, the hood pulled over their eyes to keep the weather as far away as possible. The walk was a good idea at first, but they realized a little late that they were hating this.More Like This
Eventually they noticed another track in the snow. Undoubtedly human, although with shallower, rounder tracks surrounding them. They were recent, otherwise they would have been covered by now, right? Not thinking much more into it, they found they began to walk in the prints that were there already, staring at their feet as they walked.
Not soon after, they noticed a small, roundish creature, fluffed up slightly around its center. It seemed excited to see them, bouncing over and rolling around them. Curious, they k
Skin.I love the way life leaves its mark on our bodies.More Like This
Every laugh and smile etched in the crinkles around your eyes and mouth;
Those tan-lines the time you forgot about sunscreen
Because you were so hell-bent on reaching that mountain peak
Or when you just became lost in the gentle lap of waves at the shore;
The scars you got skateboarding in the park at summer dusk
Or when life became pain and it was your only release.
Our bodies are a record of our memories and experiences
They are our travel journals and emotional diaries
Our delicate armour to the elements.
And no matter its colour, its stature, if it's not quite intact
If you sometimes think it takes up too much space, or if it has pointy corners
Your body is the vessel for your soul, and every wonderful facet of who you are
Sparkles from the surface of your skin.
Skin that may grow to be wrinkled, tanned, scarred, well lived-in
Although not always embraced by you the way that others embrace it.
Take the time to explore the s