My Beauty Over The Years

A personal collection of memories

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I am told my big brown eyes are beautiful. I don’t believe it because I have been told, over and over, that I would be so much prettier with clear blue eyes. Brown eyes are common and plain. So anyone who tells me my eyes are beautiful quickly becomes suspect.

They’re lying to me. They’re deceiving me. The only honest people are the ones…




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