Pleasing to the the eye, I must be –
Never looking at the real me.

Instead you judge by outward face,
Caught up in all the frills and lace.

Look inside my heart, I dare you.
There you’ll find beauty that’s true.

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  1. I have this conversation with a few close friends every once in awhile. It’s about how the outward packaging can be appealing, but what really matters is what’s inside. And for my perspective, it’s about what you share, how you feel, being open. My most favorite people in all the world are those who are willing to speak freely without fear, who share their darkest fears, their greatest hopes and talk about everything in between. You can’t do that unless there’s something inside you that is beautiful and incredible.

    Had lunch with a friend Thursday where we talked about anything and everything.

    Had lunch with a friend on Friday. I’ve known her for 35 years. We are both approaching retirement age and had a great conversation about our hopes and dreams in the next couple of decades of our lives. How we approach things, what motivates us, what can we do with all of that time that frees up.

    Had lunch today with a friend who I coached with when our kids were younger and played baseball together. For almost two hours, we sat and talked about our kids, about parenting, about society, and all sorts of things.

    In each of those conversations, we shared our pains and our dreams. On Thursday, this friend and I both had points where we struggled with tears, but we laughed as well and grew stronger together as friends than what we could do apart. On Friday, we laughed and supported each other regarding our right to be ourselves and take care of ourselves without guilt as we moved into the next chapter of our lives. And today, we just philosophized in a way few men do when they get together and talk.

    These are the people who are truly beautiful. And there are others I refer to as my “circle.”

    So, yes, look inside people’s hearts … but … don’t be afraid to open your heart to others.

    Which is one of the things you’re doing again now that you’re back in the blogging universe. Happy to have you back. 😉

    1. Kira says:

      Thank you! I am happy to be back too. I love those conversations with friends that take on a life of their own. The laughing, crying, and all kind of sharing is so wonderful! It sounds like you have had a great week of conversations!

      I have never been very good at sharing my heart with others in conversation. In my writing and art, I find a sense of freedom to speak from the heart. It is both cathartic and healing. I have needed an outlet for awhile, but I seemed to drag my feet about taking the steps needed. But I finally did 🙂

      I am looking forward to this journey I am on!

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