Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Very Short Story

I had the most fantastic moment today.

I was trying on clothes in the mirror and, for an instant, caught a glimpse of a woman completely at ease.  She was tall and strong and confident.  She wasn't ashamed or critical.  She wasn't worried.  She didn't shirk or fret.  She didn't obsess about the way others saw her.  She didn't enumerate her flaws or tell elaborate stories to explain her shortcomings.  She didn't seem to need any of that...not anymore.

She simply stood there unafraid....then met my eye and smiled.

After two years and a very long, twisty road, I realized I was smiling too.

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