I held up her portrait. She looked at herself, and caught her breath. I was worried because she wasn’t speaking… “Are you ok? Do you like it?” I asked. She was silent. I was nervous. Her head started shaking, as if to encourage the words. She hesitated and said softly – “I never really thought of myself as pretty before…” She was so surprised, almost as if she were seeing herself for the first time…. and I realized all the possibilities – if I could just show people how beautiful they actually were, if I could see it – maybe they could see it too…
March 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm
That is so good. What did Alicia comment?