You can still see the scar under my right eye. Look closely. It lies in the crease of my cheek, running from the corner of my eye downwards.
I acquired this scar when I was three and sat on our sleeping dog. The dog, named Dog, was startled and bit me in the face. I recall the panic in the voice of my mother. I recall my father being incredibly angry. I have no doubt that the injury looked horrific - bloody, close to my eye, pieces of my flesh laid open.
Like all wounds, it healed.
Most people do not even notice that I have such a scar. The placement folds naturally in my cheek and I wear glasses.
I show my scars to you. I have no ulterior motive.
I, like every other adult on the earth, am flawed. The difference is that I don't fear my flaws. I don't obscure them or gloss over them.