The Old Callus / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

I discovered the bulge on the middle finger of my right hand while I was still in primary school. After remaining for years as a prominent trauma from gripping the pencil or pen too tightly while writing, it lost its former toughness with the passage of time, especially when my husband bought his first computer and we found it faster and better to capture our thoughts on a keyboard than on a blank page.

Since last May 15 that funny little deformed bone of old has formed a new callus that stands out on my right hand. In the information age, it is very tiring and frustrating to have to “write in stone,” although it comes out the same cross-dressed on a sheet of paper.

13 June 2013