PostSecret: I Was Beautiful Too…

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

This postcard from PostSecret was from a couple of Sundays ago:

PostSecret: I Was Beautiful Too

It reads:

I was beautiful too…

When we get older, does that make us ugly? I’ve known tons of beautiful women in the 70’s and 80’s. Sure, the advertisers never put them on their covers or plaster them on walls, but I have come to realize that marketing and reality are two VERY different things.

I never felt beautiful, so I don’t know what that feels like. As I head into my forties, I really have no fear because I was never pretty, I have no good looks to lose. I kind of feel sorry for those that have prided themselves on their appearance to the detriment of other features that are more permanent, like intellect, humor and wit.

In the end, we are mortal and there will come a time when I lose my quick mind, but I’m sure that I’ll have it far longer than any of my peers will have their good looks.

PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.


2 Responses to “PostSecret: I Was Beautiful Too…”

  1. iportion Says:

    You might not believe me. your pretty now. You really are pretty. My husband makes me feel pretty 🙂

  2. Vi Says:

    Aging is scary period.

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