mirrors.

WEIGHT ISN’T IMPORTANT THE WAY THE MAGAZINES MAKE YOU THINK IT IS. I KNOW A GIRL WHO JUST LOOKS AT HER FACE IN THE MEDICINE CABINET MIRROR & NEVER LOOKS BELOW HER SHOULDERS, & SHE’S FOUR OR FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE ALL THAT, SHE JUST SEES A BEAUTIFUL FACE & THEREFORE SHE THINKS SHE’S A BEAUTY. & THEREFORE I THINK SHE’S A BEAUTY, TOO, BECAUSE I USUALLY ACCEPT PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF THEIR SELF-IMAGES, BECAUSE THEIR SELF-IMAGES HAVE MORE TO DO WITH THE WAY THEY THINK THAN THEIR OBJECTIVE-IMAGES DO. MAYBE SHE’S SIX HUNDRED POUNDS, WHO KNOWS. IF SHE DOESN’T CARE, I DON’T.
-andy warhol

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2 thoughts on “mirrors.

  1. painstakingly true. I am a girl who is a societal “typical/ideal” girl, the description was actually given in a movie i saw recently as well, I am 120-123 lbs., 5’7” and was used to being told I was beautiful (for my looks and weight) when I was younger by family and friends. Once I had acne though that became less frequent and the whole time my family and friends also gave me a hard time for being too bony, too thin, unhealthy, etc. etc. So, I actually never really felt confident in myself although it seems I should have.

    weight doesn’t matter.
    skin doesn’t matter.
    the weight you give to the words of others matters.
    and the degree to which you strengthen your skin matters.

    thanks for letting me share.

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