You’ve got a heart made of glass and skin made of paper and it feels heavy darling, doesn’t it? A paperweight heart can’t beat; as still as stone but smooth like ice. Paper skin can’t feel, can’t touch, can’t fly in the wind, not with a heart of lead. One day it smashes, that fragile glass is crushed into a thousand jagged pieces and now the paper is free, now it’s not so heavy. At first it’s like breathing after drowning and you’re alive now; you can touch, you can feel. But honey it’s lonely without a heart, it’s cold and it’s empty and your skin will always be paper thin.
—  ~Excerpts from a book I’ll never write #49

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In order to identify a potential melanoma, pay attention to the ABCDE –
A – Asymmetry: One half is unlike the other half of the spot.
B – Borders: Melanomas will often have irregular or poorly defined borders.
C – Color: Look for varying colors throughout the spot. Colors may include red, brown, black, white or blue.
D – Diameter: If the spot’s diameter varies from one area to the other and has varying shades of color, these are signs of melanoma.
E – Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color, or a mole that is suddenly itchy, inflamed, bleeding or scabby should be examined by a doctor.
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