Many years ago, when I was but a young girl, my mom told me that "beauty is only skin deep." At that time I was pretty concerned with how I looked. And I judged others by how they looked. When she would remind me that beauty is only skin deep I had no idea what that meant. Just another of her dumb 'isms'. You know the kind. We all hear them from our moms, don't we?
As the years passed, I became the wise one, I learned what this means. The beautiful people aren't necessarily the ones I want to surround myself with. Sometimes the package is appealing. But their hearts are ugly. Sometimes those who are beyond beautiful only have eyes for themselves. They can't see beyond the end of their own nose.
When I met Richard I had already learned that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is only skin deep. In this man I saw the beauty those who loved him saw. He was kind. He cared for me and for my sons. He made them his sons. His beauty went all the way to his heart. And he wore it well. So with his bald head and his fat little stomach I looked beyond and found my soul mate. And to me he was the most beautiful man on earth.
Do you remember being fickle in your young years only to learn that 'beauty IS only skin deep"?
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