Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There's a Cupid on Your Face

I'm not sure how it came up, but not too long ago my husband told me that the divot above your lip is where God places his finger over your mouth, instructing you to "shh" right before you're born.  He said it with such earnestness that I wondered if he actually thought it was true, sort of like when a 12-year-old tells you they still believe in Santa and you can't tell if they're joking or not.

I've since learned from Kim Kardashian (while she was hawking some sort of highlighting face cream) that this divot is called cupid's bow or, more properly, a philtrum, which I'm adding to my list of "random body parts I don't need to know the name of but do", along with uvula and glabella.

Did you grow up with any body-related origin stories like this one?

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