The Old Man and the Sea: our scars

"His hand had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords. But none of these scars was fresh. They were as old as erosions in a fishless desert." p. 10 The Old Man and the Sea

This really struck a chord with me.

We all have scars.

We have all suffered at one time or another and are left with marks on us - some invisible because they are on the inside; some visible because they are on the outside.

Y'all, it is hard to lose a kid. It changes you. It is a demark in your life - life before, life after.

And it's a scar that doesn't show...but it's there and it's deep and it still produces phantom pains from the original cut at the most surprising times.

The scar is the official gear of a secret club that no one wants to join.

That's my old, unfresh scar. And it's what I thought of when I read about the Old Man's deep-creased scars on his hand.

What scars do you carry with you?