Tidbit of the Day — The Blush


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From the San Francisco Call, Volume 96, Number 157, November 4, 1904, Page 7

According to a medical journal, this is an accurate definition of a “blush”:

A blush is a temporary erythema of the facial capillaries etiologized by a perceptiveness of the sensorium when in a predicament of shame, anger, or other cause; eventuating in a paresis of the vaso-motor filaments of the facial capillaries whereby being divested of their elasticity, they are suffused with radiance emanating from an intimidated precordia.

©️ Rusty Alderson, 2021



Rusty Alderson

Retired technologist — eschewing cubicles; habitual observer; perpetual student; philosopher; poet; essayist; advocate for nature and wilderness.