Broken and perfect beauty  

smartmama 58F
181 posts
10/19/2005 8:06 am

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Broken and perfect beauty

what makes her memorable, like, more memorable than simple transcendent luminous beauty, was this massively ugly scar which ran from hairline to jugular, a big white wide poorly stitched scar that evoked perfectly the moment of the wound, those first few minutes when half her face must have been hanging loose like a sheet in the wind. some friend's german shepherd, isn't that always the way.

and yet with that scar she was perhaps more beautiful than ever, i'm not going to reach for the liberty bell because i don't like bells, but something like that, some perfect fragile thing broken so well that it's no longer about perfection, it's about the wound. we the broken, here we are, showing our faces around here.

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
10/19/2005 7:03 pm

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.
Chinese Proverb

AmberSolaire 42M

10/19/2005 8:06 pm

Its hard in a society that places such emphasis on looks to see beyond that.Scars carry stories and the stories are part and parcel of what makes the person

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jim5131 55M
1296 posts
10/19/2005 10:07 pm

..and to not be afraid to show who we are.

Well done, Smartmamma and SJ.

smartmama 58F

10/20/2005 5:15 am

Yesss. Thanks SJ and Jim.

janmecir 53M
158 posts
10/20/2005 3:10 pm

Hi there
I've got an 11 inch scar where i got ripped down my's very memorable....too memorable.....and when i show it to new lovers they look at like it were a badge of honour......want to run their fingers down it like it were a line of beauty....

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