It actually isn’t permanently changed. When paper factories make paper, they push unsettled paper through high pressure steam rollers to smooth it out. When you get the paper wet, the paper unsets itself and goes back to its rough original texture. You can push it back through a steam roller to smooth it out again, and that is partly what happens when we recycle paper.
so my mum told me that as a kid she would peel an apple and throw the peel over her shoulder, and the peel would take the shape of the first letter of her future spouse. naturally, i decided to do it and
i’m fucking crying
it says ‘no.’
it literally says NO.
oh my god