I was going to go to bed, but I guess we’re going to the bar instead. Bottoms up.
We are built to be attracted to that which is smooth, toned, focused, unblemished, untarnished; we are, each of us, born with an innate desire to seek out that which is perfect. For the longest time I believed we were made in this way so that we could recognize in ourselves a certain level of beauty and, in turn, seek out a mate who fell within an acceptable range on a corresponding aesthetic scale. I was so naive. We are not crafted to be enthralled by the perfections of others, but rather we are created to become accustomed to that which is uniformly “attractive” so that we may be both startled and enchanted, captivated by the imperfections unique to ourselves and others. While you may currently be revolted by hooked noses, chubby cheeks, dimpled chins, detached earlobes, and wide hips, I beg you not to overlook how utterly exquisite any one of those traits can be on a person who understands the power inherent in confidence, love of self, and inner peace. Furthermore, I challenge you to take a good look at those pieces of yourself which you have deemed flawed and allow yourself to fall in love with each and every one of them, because there isn’t a single reason why you shouldn’t. You are much, much more beautiful than you will ever know—I promise.
We don’t have to believe we’re not beautiful just because we have short legs, long legs, no butt, big butt, flabby arms, strong arms, short fingers, long necks, big ears, bushy eyebrows, no eyebrows, big feet, thick feet, wide feet, small hands, short hair, long hair, frizzy hair, straight hair, nappy hair, little hair, no hair, stretchmarks and cellulite.
We don’t have to believe we’re not beautiful because the movies and the magazines and the media tell us a terrible untruth.
We don’t have to believe we’re just a number on a scale, a shirt, or a driver’s license. We don’t have to define ourselves by the brands we wear, the color of our hair, or anything outside of our souls.
We don’t have to deny our natural selves.
We don’t have to hold back our hunger, our laughter, our flatulence. Our sweat, our scent, our scars. Our sexiness, our sexuality, our sex drive. Our menstruation, our erections, our wet dreams, our fun dreams, our tears.
We don’t have to eat mindlessly just because advertisements and marketing aimed to make us unhealthy say so.
We don’t have to be ashamed of our unshaved legs, unperfumed armpits, unpainted fingernails, untrimmed toenails, unstyled hair, unpainted faces.
We don’t have to hide our true beauty.
We don’t have to hide who we are.
We don’t have to wear the clothes, have the body, fit the size, look like the actor or the model.
We don’t have to pretend anymore. Not for a single second longer.
Follow the directions below and find out.
Here are the rules:
1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random… Read more”
……or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use Photoshop, Publisher or similar to put it all together.
5 - Post it.
you’re all jealous of my awesome album art~