Skin patches? Birthmarks?
Scars? Stretch marks?
Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?
Missing a few pieces?
Handsome as Ever
Feel like you just look weird?
You look fantastic!
This post is such a great comparison to how we see all variations of flowers as beautiful, yet we seem to think all bodies have to look the same? No way. They’re all beautiful, just like flowers.
I have a ‘to-read’ pile as massive as my existential crisis.
Definitely feeling this… haha.
Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?
You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.
You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.
It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.”
Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date.
Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us.
I’ve experienced this many times; especially after reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, just to name a few.
– Leonardo da Vinci
Rob and I are trying to downsize into a house <800 sq ft and completely get rid of everything that is not essential or beneficial to our daily life. We are saving every dollar we have so we can build our own place with no debt and our “little luxuries” built in. This may take a while, but a worth while, that’s for sure.
Every aspect of life should be this way though. Simple everything. Necessities only. Spend time doing things that matter. Spend money traveling and making memories, rather than buying materialistic items. I am so much happier, more creative, and in-tune with who I am as a person when surrounded by simplicity and nature.