Ain’t She a Beaut’

I learned late in life that I was attractive.
When I was 38 someone said to me “you don’t see how beautiful you are, do you?”
My older sister is beautiful, too.
Here are some things she helped me to learn about beauty:
Beauty is a currency. It’d a thing you can use to get what you need and want.
Beauty is something people will use and hold against you. It’s something they’ll hate you for.
People will make your beauty the foundation of your value.
Beauty is a privilege, but it is never, ever a gauruntee.
Beauty is mostly a gift that other people get to enjoy.
Beauty opens doors, but it can’t pick locks
Beauty is subjective, fleeting, and the difference between beauty in their eyes and yours is the difference between admiration and admonishment.

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