Get on the Boat
posted Jul 16 2013 6:23PM
There was a song out around 15 years ago called "Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen." It was a surprise hit, and an odd one at that. It wasn't so much a song as a spoken word piece set to music, the brainchild of movie director Baz Luhrman.
In the song, a man dispenses nuggets 'o' wisdom and general life advice, one of which gives the piece its title: wear sunscreen.
Last week at the beach I was reminded once again how important this is, a reminder that is now resurfacing as I peel dead skin off my limbs in alarmingly large pieces. I forgot the sunscreen my first day on the beach and am now living with the legacy of that forgetfulness: a nice red uneven sunburn. The next time I was out there I remedied the situation but by then the damage was done.
So yeah, wear sunscreen. The alternative is painful. Cheers.