The pretty version:

The documentary version:

The fingernails short; the cuticles slightly frayed.

My little fingers are bent inwards. I sometimes wonder if other people’s little fingers are like that.

I have a scar on the side of my right thumb, right next to the fingernail, after an abscess I had as a teenager. Basically a little chunk of my thumb is missing there. I have three more abscess scars, all of them barely visible – this one just happened to be in a place that didn’t heal that easily.

I also have a V-shaped scar on my left wrist, after a ganglion cyst. You can just about see it in this photo; it looks like a slight dimple.