Strange thought. Ever pondered how remarkable towels are?
A towel can be used to 'usher in' life, as sheets to cover babies right after birth.
It also can be used to 'take away' life, as a weapon to gag or to suffocate a victim or victims.
A towel can be used to wipe away imperfections to help one accentuate external beauty.
It also can be used to hide one's imperfections.
A towel can soak up the sweat of one who works hard.
Or one can 'throw in the towel', to signify a premature end to one's hard work.