I have been wanting to link to this post by Madeline about meeting her sweet pea after a spell of miserable dating and self-doubt, and then this morning I read this truly wonderful post by Tequila Mockingbird about moments and people that make you feel beautiful.
Sometimes beautiful women forget how beautiful they are. I like both of these posts because of the doubt in them, and also the confidence. A woman who never forgets she's beautiful and fascinating, never falters or wonders, well, I can't really relate. And a woman who never gets to a place where she believes that she's beautiful and fascinating, no matter what the world tells her, that's too terribly sad. The play of life, as I see it, is in between, and the magical way the right person's response can change your sense of hope and possibility. Read the posts. This awkward paraphrasing isn't working.