When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.
The lines created from the blood rushing down into the veins stand drastically out on the background of the pale skin. The pure reality of this image is shown through the rough texture of the natural skin with the scars and scraps that come along with it.