Writing me Down

Monday, July 18, 2005


Twin thumbs, narrow, long and brown. One is slightly darker than the other. Thin lines run from the corners of the nail beds. The cuticles creep forward, splitting slightly in the corners. The nails are unevenly shaped, about 3mm long, and unvarnished. Very slight ridges travel down them.

These thumbs suggest their owner does not spend time on self-pampering. The dryness suggests that no hand cream has been used recently. There is no trace of varnish. The nails have been cut, but not filed into a smooth shape. The skin suggests their owner is neither young nor old. The smoothness and the clean, unbroken nails suggest that these thumbs don’t see much rough work.


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