It Was Never About How I Looked

So much personal pain comes from concern over how others judge our appearance. No one is immune: beautiful women afraid of aging, rich men afraid of going bald, men and women who think they are too fat, or too dark, or too pale, or too thin, or too flabby, or too short, or too tall, or too different. Teens worrying about acne, cancer patients about the obvious ravages of disease, amputees about deformities, and most of us, about genetic deficiencies. Yet, I am finally accepting that…

 

It was never really about how I looked

Even though I thought it was

Or you thought it was

Or everyone said it was

It was really about how I looked at others

 

In fact, if I had looked as good as I wished I looked

My arrogance may have poisoned the air

Or made others feel bad or unworthy or scared they weren’t enough

It was really about how I looked at you

And how I made you feel

 

And It was really never about how you looked

When I chose you for my friend, lover, or confidant

It was about how you looked at me

And made me feel as though I was enough

 

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2 thoughts on “It Was Never About How I Looked

  1. Great message Pam, words of wisdom to live by…if we have the willpower to execute, and truly live our lives in the fashion that you have so eloquently described.

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