OVER-SIXTY: SHADES OF GRAY

A JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE'S LATER YEARS
(ON THE ROAD TO FOSSILIZATION)
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Out of Print

Everything, nowadays, seems to be tamper-proof, so I blamed the difficulty I have pulling the seal off the top of my container of diced peaches on the manufacturer. Right? Wrong!

Apparently, fingerprint ridges wear down over time. According to an article by Katherine Harmon in
Scientific American, skin elasticity decreases with age. I should have expected that. I can see the results every day when I look in the mirror. And so, with the passing of time the detail in the ridges of our fingerprints flattens and fades.

Will someone explain to me why the ridges between my prints become more shallow, while my crows feet grow deeper? It doesn't seem fair. But I digress.

There are other reasons for fading prints, including a reaction to certain chemotherapy drugs or diseases. And let's not leave out those nefarious characters who try to damage their prints on purpose with scarring or acid.

Anyway, I now know the reason why I can't pull the seal off my peaches.

Apparently, I've got no traction action!
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