Our daughter, Katya, has a splinter or two buried deep. But really, don’t we all?
A splinter buried deep gets covered with skin, but it’s still there. It might work itself out eventually. Or it might get infected. But, if it stays buried long enough, the surrounding tissue will harden holding onto to that splinter making it so very difficult to tease out.
And I’m wondering, do you have splinter buried deep?
Think back. When the splinter first penetrated, it hurt, at first. May have even made you angry or cry. But you buried it deep, let the skin cover over. You’ve gone on with life. And it looks like all is well.
But all is not well.