I like it, Bonnie! You know what struck me while reading your post was the emphasis on the word “normal”. I guess I feel like we’re being taught (through “marketing”, I’ll say, for lack of a better term) that “normal” actually isn’t beautiful. Aging, skin imperfections, wrinkles, bruises, scars, some body fat, differing body shapes: all normal…all beautiful… Both.
I’m normal. So why does my normalcy make me feel like a freak sometimes?!
Nice post Bonnie. I just watched that documentary on babies this week too. It was beautiful! I was also struck by the Namibian women. Their way of parenting and being was just so pure. I love the sense of community, how they are so hands on with their children all the time and how they still nurse their toddlers Their babies seemed to me to be so much happier in contrast to the others. I try my best to live my life the same way and see a lot of myself in their physical form. I think they are absolutely beautiful! I guess I must me too Actually, I have long thought that a person’s beauty stems the most from their self confidence and/or absence of shame in their physical appearance.