Saturday, December 12, 2009
THE FANCY FACE - 68/365
"I adorn myself to cover up the imperfections -
to take the eye elsewhere so it will not see...
the ugliness that lurks below the surface
the parts I hide and do not wish to be."
There's an inner glow that emerges when stress is released and a sense of peace is achieved. Tension, on the other hand, leaves my shoulders raised, my face tight and my inner light extinguished.
Like Fancy Face, I sometimes try and cover up my inner turmoil with more make-up or a new dress - hoping that the latter will turn on that inner glow. Instead, I feel I'm standing in shadow as I learn that the intangible, inner landscape is as important as the outer physical presentation. It takes one to achieve the other.
How is your inner turmoil concealed?