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Poetic bits-Mirror Mirror

You are beautiful.

You are beautiful.

She stared at herself in the mirror while repeating the mantra.
You are beautiful, she said with more vehemence.
Why did she need other people’s opinion when it came to herself?
Why did she even care what other people thought of herself?
Shouldn’t her own opinion count more than others?
But it didn’t. 
She felt dejected.
She really looked at herself in the mirror.
What did she see?
She saw herself. She saw a blend woman. An ordinary woman. There was nothing glamorous about herself.
And therefore nothing beautiful either.
She awakened the mirror.

Mirror, Mirror.

Tell me who is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Is it me? Can it be me?

Mirror, Mirror.

Tell me what are the features of a beautiful woman in this world.

Do I have them? Will I have them? Can I have them?

Mirror, Mirror.

Please help me.

I want to look beautiful.

I want to be beautiful.

The Mirror awakened with a shimmer.

Then she spoke.

My dear child.

There is no such thing as the most beautiful woman in the world.

You are beautiful to someone when you believe it yourself.

My dear child.

You are beautiful no matter what. Don’t let anybody say differently.

It is what’s on the inside that counts more than what is on the outside.

It is how your soul shines in the world that counts as beauty.

Don’t listen to the media’s fabrication of the word “beautiful”. It means something different for everybody.

I repeat, you are beautiful no matter what, flaws included.

My dear child.

I will always be here for you but I must go now.

The Mirror went back to its sleepless state.

She was left staring at her own image once more.

Was the mirror right? She had never lied to her before. She wouldn’t start now.

Was she really beautiful? Flaws included?

The Mirror thought so.

She had to trust herself.

She had to view herself positively.

She had to believe in herself.

That she was beautiful.

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