#1 "I've started telling my daughters I'm beautiful"
11-16-2012, 01:09 AM
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ehrnst (2,768 posts)
"I've started telling my daughters I'm beautiful"
"I've started telling my girls that I think I'm beautiful. It's been so easy to tell them how beautiful THEY are, because it's obvious. They are the thing beauty is made of. They are the reason we started worshipping beauty. They sparkle and dance. When they're sleeping, they turn into soft cloud babies, little perfect tufts of white on the moonlight.
There are a lot of people like me. Women who know things. Women who have seen things. Women with diseases in their livers. There are a lot of women with scars on their arms and words that carry themselves like sparrows. There are women who were too big for this town, who had their backs bent carrying things like religion and a history that originated somewhere in the crook of a branch that extended over a stream. A place where a patch of the sky was visible through the leaves, where a little girl let her bare leg dangle too far down.
There are a lot of people like me, because we're all the same. We're all blood and electricity. We're lonely under the gaze of god. We're all wet with dew and swallowing hard against DO THIS, CONSUME, SHUT UP and BE AFRAID to die.
All of you women with lines on your brow, with cracks between your fingers… it's been a long winter. All of you, you are beautiful and so am I."
I have a son, and I am going to start saying this around him as well - this really opened my eyes in many ways.
All the DUmmies are supporting and cheering her except for one guy who will be getting pepperoni with extra cheese if he keeps it up.
11-16-2012, 01:32 AM
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May the FORCE be with you!
11-16-2012, 10:42 AM
I wonder if she goes to a Unity church.
11-16-2012, 11:24 AM
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It's great to have a positive self image, of course, but overt compliments should be directed outward, not inward."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
11-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Here's an actual photo of the author. Not exactly in Helen Thomas' category of gargoyle ugly, but not exactly Cameron Diaz, either.
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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