Dermatophagia is the formal name for it, and it falls under the umbrella of the broadly termed “body-focused repetitive behaviors,” which also includes trichotillomania, pulling out one’s hair, and trichophagia, eating one’s hair.
It is estimated that up to 5 percent of the population engage in some behavior of this kind, and that it stems from attempts to self-soothe.
In my mind, something almost remembered itself, but the fumes of turpentine were making me a little lightheaded; whatever memory was on the verge of coughing itself up was gone even before it materialized.
Out the window, I could see a squirrel was stumbling erratically around in circles underneath the old basketball net. )” ― “The thumb may look like an ordinary finger, truly it is a miraculous gift from God!
The day they met they talked for a long time, though he couldn't recall much of what they said. (Les doigts sur les vitres - Laissent des traces sur elles; - Les doigts sur le corps - En laissent d'invisibles.)” ― “Hold me like you hold the hand of a little kid who needs you in loneliness, bite my fingers like you bite a giggling kid in front of her friends, and play with me like you play with a kid who only has a few days to live.” ― tags: against, cale, destruction, easier, easy, english-quote, englishman, finger, four, frase, gash, god, hand, heart, hoffman, last, left, love, man, pain, paul, people, prefer, price, quote, reason, scratch, soul, tomas, understand, world “As sonner began as sooner finished... I feel it, I see it and I smell you have done something..., didn't you?? If all the fingers were long and straight, it would be impossible for us to work, hold or catch anything easily!
What he did recall was the special feeling on his back, and the indefinably thrilling sensation it brought to his mind and body. If there was no thumb, then human civilisation would lag way behind!
It was the news of my best friend’s engagement that set me to thinking about it this time.But when, for whatever reason, that spot became exposed and someone's finger pressed down on it, something inside him would stir. ” ― “The thumb may look like an ordinary finger, truly it is a miraculous gift from God!A special substance would be secreted, swiftly carried by his bloodstream to every corner of his body. If all the fingers were long and straight, it would be impossible for us to hold or catch anything easily!Now, they have largely cemented into calluses that have grown over the creases of the knuckle.I don’t go around bleeding through Band-Aids any more, but I still stuff my hands into my pockets when a stranger on the train throws a curious glance in their direction, still delete pictures where I’ve given a thumbs up the wrong way around, still feel apologetic and tearful when my boyfriend has to gently remove my hand from my mouth during moments of high anxiety. Out of the depths came his last wail precious, and he was gone.” ― “Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair? " And with that, even as his eyes were lifted up to gloat on his prize, he stepped too far, toppled, wavered for a moment on the brink, and then with a shriek he fell.There wasn’t a single moment when I decided I would no longer cut myself.The cutting slowly stopped, partially because of stabilizing mental health and partially because it is somewhat infeasible to be visibly mentally unwell if you also want to be a functioning adult. The gesture dates as far back as 423 BC when Ancient-Greek comic-playwright Aristophanes used the gesture in his play,. The raising of one’s middle finger (also referred to as “giving someone the finger,” “flipping someone off,” or “flipping the bird”) is a traditionally obscene gesture in Western culture.