Well my c section scar says I am a mother, twice over in fact, but they cut in the same place so just the one scar.<br />
A very old scar on my arm from an operation when I was really young, I don't even notice it now, but guess people new to me do. Well it shows I had health care :)<br />
The rest a fall here, a cut there, shows I was an active child/adult, took a few knocks in life.<br />
I don't mind them at all, main thing is my body works pretty fine.
After examining it I find I have very little use for the past. There's not much I can do over people's choices or stupidity. I did the best I could with what information and resources I had at the time.
I have a scar on my chin when I was five my mom left me in the tub and I decided to ride my big rubber ducky and hit my chin on edge of metal shower door...lol.<br />
I have a scar on my left eybrow from 3rd grade hit in head with tennis racket. And on my right forehead from a drunk guy accidently hitting me with a stick. And on my right wrist horizontally from carpet tacks gettting stuck in moms seat in her car. That's it. Unless you count stretch marks and that's 3 babies. What does it say about me...I'm acccident prone!
9 months - attempted to stand by use of carved wooden chair, but it toppled on top of me and cut my upper lip. Nuns sewed it up without anaesthetic.<br />
6 yrs - no fear of hights, crossing a plank into a building site, fall on copper pipe, break a little finger. No doctor. The finger has less mobility.<br />
9 yrs - gave sugar to 12 horse, but the 13th, a Shetland pony, refused. I walked away. Moments later teeth penetrated the skin of my spine between the shoulder blades. That scar marks my release at the moment of my scream.<br />
13 yrs - couldn't hit a ball except in self defence, but in the attempt on a tennis court, fell on my knee and earned a gravel rash.<br />
19 yrs - at art school doing a performance art piece, ostensibly about the war between the sexes, pillars constructed from pencils (allegedly representing the words of poets) are smashed using my body, wielded like a ba<x>seball bat through them by Dragon Illich. A small tip of graphite penetrates the skin of one knee, and is still there.<br />
50 yrs - catapulted by bucking horse onto hard dirt road, break four bones and puncture a lung. A stent is inserted to drain the fluid. Small scar remains at that spot. The places where the bones healed still ache five hears later.<br />
But i think the story of emotional scars and their healing tells much more of the truth.
There's a large scar on my arm from where I slashed myself with a knife when I was a teen. There's a scar on my nose from where a beer can hit me in the face. There's a burn on my arm from a guy who I let put a burn on my arm in highschool. There's an oven burn scar on my ring finger, a scar on my foot from where I stepped on a glass, a scar on my privates from cooking naked, a scar on my palm from playing with a knife and a scar on my thumb from misusing a tool.
I don't have many physical scars
Just show me the scars and it will save us both some time.