Flesh. It keeps us together. It helps us communicate. Flesh is an essential part of who we are, like carbon atoms and H2O. Flesh is what we are. What we touch. In the flesh. Flesh out. Flesh and blood. Flesh from my flesh, bone from my bones. A pound of flesh. You make my flesh creep. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. There are so many things you can do to it – pierce it, tan it, color it, oil it, wash it, scratch it, burn it, soothe it – but the best is to press it.