Susannah Conway - we have just had a week of examining and being kind to our faces which,as i seldom look in the mirror for fear of the horror that aging has wreaked on my life and general self distain evokes, was challenging and ultimately rewarding.
i write this here as a birthday present for myself
Looking at my face
26th april 2011
when i hold my own gaze i am more attracted to me
Yes i am tired and wrinkly but there is more to look at than that.
My lips are thinner than i deserve but i look better in a smile.
I have passable eyebrows
I deserve to take care of this face.
I can't hide it away, so i might as well cherish it...
treat it tenderly...
it greets the world for me so why not let it tell the world that beauty lives here?
I can smile lovingly at myself then, not withold kindness from my self as kind of honourable sacrifice.
Yes i am wrinkly and greay
AND YES, i am going to cherish every bit of beautiful i have.
(Maybe even grow some more)
Happy Halloween! - We shall be very busy tonight. Usually we get about 400 kids, yes, I said 400. I didn't add a 0 by mistake. Be safe, try to dip into those bowls in moderat...
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