Thursday, November 20, 2008

HNT #27 - Scarred for Life

I fought tooth and nail, every inch of the way
I got scars...to prove it
I was in love for keeps that time
But rock'n'roll was still on my mind
She was young and true and so full of life
And the pain went deep, I was scarred for life
I was scarred, I was scarred, scarred, scarred
Scarred for life
-Anderson, Riley, Royal (Rose Tattoo)

I have a few scars on my body from various incidents and accidents. This one on my leg is probably one of my more visible one and is part of a collection of scars I got when I tried to climb some wet sea cliffs at night after having had a few too many alcoholic beverages. I was lucky I didn't kill myself.
However, physical injuries are not the only things to leave scars. Emotional traumas can also leave scars, and while the wounds aren't as visible they are still real and just as painful. I'm sure we all carry those scars somewhere deep inside us.

Today's HNT is a last minute replacement for one that I had already put together. This just seemed more appropriate given the events of today. I won't elaborate on the details except to say that a misdirected email has left me with another scar to add to my collection. You can't see it, but it's there and it hurts like hell.

Just like climbing cliffs at night, I should have known better.

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7 comments:

Moosekahl said...

Scars always have a story...even those marked on our souls. Those are the stories I find most interesting. Happy HNT!

Naughty K said...

I find scars to be very sexy indeed.
HHNT!

Amorous Rocker said...

Oh yay! I love scars. They aren't always the prettiest to look at but they come with their own unique story and experience. I love learning how one acquires their physical scars. :D

Climbing wet cliffs at night? Hehe. ;)

Happy HNT!

Jennybean said...

live and learn...

HHNT

Ro said...

I'd go so far as to say that it's the emotional scars that last the longest and hurt the worst in most cases.

I'm sorry you're hurting ... I can only wish you a rapid recovery this time.

Happy HNT (despite that)

Dana said...

Heavy sigh ...

Sorry you are having to add to the unseen scars ...

Lapis Ruber said...

You are so right - its the hidden scars that hurt the longest. I didn't have time to get round everyone yesterday but Happy HNT anyway.