Proud Flesh

“…see how the flesh grows back across a wound, with a great vehemence, more strong than the simple, untested surface before. There’s a name for it on horses, when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh, as all flesh is proud of its wounds, wears them as honours given out after battle, small triumphs pinned to the chest…”                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                ~ Jane Hirschfield 

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