I don’t remember caring about wearing protection when I was younger. But now, I do it every time. It’s just too dangerous to take a risk, too much is at stake.
So every time I go out to mow the grass, you’ll find me wearing at least some of the following:
- ear muffs or ear plugs
- protective glasses
- a giant Quicksilver straw hat
- long pants
Now that I’m 38 and mature about all things, I know the danger of sun exposure. I know the result of not taking care of my eyes and ears. So if I go out and my shadow looks like Princess Leia, so be it. I would rather be mistaken for the fictional Star Wars character than get diagnosed with skin cancer (again), or damage my ear drums, or take shrapnel to the eye.
If you’re reading this and thinking it couldn’t happen to you, think twice! Wear protection!
-Out of the Wilderness