Last week’s pantry purge unearthed a dusty bottle of unrefined sesame seed oil. In an effort to beef up Loveletterist’s platelet count during chemo, she plugged her nose and downed two tablespoons daily.
Did it help?
Only God knows.
Nią reads questionable information from the internet. “This article notes that sesame seed oil might help rejuvenate crepey, dry skin.”
“I haaaaate it when our humans start to wither!” Thalia slathers and massages. “Curse depleting elastin! Curse — growing old.”
“Does every loss… come with a gain?” Calliope watches an immature chickadee peck open a sunflower seed. “Without 55 years of experience… Could we love-letter like we do?”
“Thank you.” Thalia looks up from skin that now shimmers. “I hadn’t thought of it that way.”
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
~ David Bowie