Decrepitude Note:
Turning Pages
28 August 2018

ΒΆ I have discovered what I think is the second-worse thing that can happen to a reader’s five senses: I am having a terrible time turning pages, whether in books, magazines, or newspapers. Age seems the only explanation. My hands are certainly unsteady. And my skin is very dry. I wash my hands too often to keep them hydrated, and of course one can’t go spoiling books with lotions. Sometimes even moistening my fingertips accomplishes nothing.

I’m seeing the dermatologist next week (for another burnout on my forehead). Maybe I’ll remember to ask her.

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