Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This is me.

Souls wouldn't wear suits and ties, they'd wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine. ~Carrie Latet


This is me. No editing, no touch-ups, no make-up. As much as I want to love myself as I am, it is hard for me to embrace this image of me. I want to airbrush away the wrinkles, smooth away the dark spots, add some mascara and lip gloss. But that is superficial fluff.

I have skin imperfections. I have wrinkles. My lips are chapped. My hair can be a wild mess. Sometimes I have crap stuck in my teeth. I am rough around the edges. I talk too loud. I laugh too loud. I give out a lot of un-asked for advice. I think ugly things about people people that annoy me.

This is me. Laid bare. My beauty and worth come from some place deeper than my skin. I have to believe that as I look at myself.


3 comments:

  1. I saw your picture and thought, "Wow, what a striking face...like a famous actress." You look beautiful and I know the courage it takes to post a pic like that. I could never ever do it. Love your blog!

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  2. I love your honesty and vulnerability. Wish I were that brave. But I'm not. I, too, believe that beauty comes from within, but saying and acting are different things. Way to be real!

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  3. Wow, you're beautiful!! You are very brave to post a photo of yourself without any superficial fluff, but you are stunning as it is. :) I mean it!

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