Taking selfies with the forsythia outside my kitchen window-she's one of the signs I knew this was my home. I love to see her in bloom. And I love to see winter birds shelter in her bare branches. Today raindrops fell from her petals and tickled my face. I caught this picture of us laughing together in the morning drizzle.
I got my purple re-durpled last night at a 'beauty school.' When the nice lady asked me what color I wanted I pointed at my backpack. I think she did a pretty good job!
Not that long ago and for as long as I could remember, my 'double chin' or buccula (Latin small cheek) was a great source of shame. Any picture where it was prominent was terrible. I contorted my head and neck to make it less visible. I wore my hair long for years to hide it from my profile view. Years and gravity have made my buccula more prominent and I've come to embrace it, even find it beautiful, a soft and loving part of my body, it's curve mirrors my smile. Some sea birds, like the cormorant, one of my favorites, have a neck pouch called a gular pouch, to hold fish. My soft neck reminds me of the cormorants pouch sometimes. Bird pouches are often colorful reds and oranges, even blue sometimes. I'm not one to wear makeup, but what if fat ladies started decorating their abundant beautiful necks with mineral colors and glitter rather than trying to hide out beautiful, beautiful bucculas? #bodytrust#effyourbeautystandards#fatpositive#losehatenotweight#bodypositive