Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Palm Freckle Situation
I have mentioned it before, but I have a freckle on the palm of my right hand. I have a lot of freckles, actually. All over the place: my palm, the bottoms of my feet, my scalp, inside my ears--they are literally everywhere on my body.
The freckle on my palm, however, has been there since I was little. I remember being on the playground in elementary school with my best friend, who also had a freckle on the palm of her hand. We would pretend our palms were maps and the freckles represented our houses. We would give one another directions using our hand freckles.
Having all these freckles isn't necessarily out of the ordinary, but it turns out the one on my palm is rare. So much so, that every dermatologist I have ever visited tells me about my good fortune. As though my freckle is some sort of divine marking or something. It makes me unique, apparently.
Turns out a lot of people search the Internet for palm freckles, too: my Blogger stats tell me that at least 5 people a day are directed to my blog based upon search terms like:
Freckle on the palm of a hand
Can I have a freckle on the palm of my hand?
Pictures of palm freckles
It always makes me laugh. I've always wanted to be known for something.
However, I never anticipated it would be for a freckle.