I came of age in the Lizzie McGuire era, which slowly and inevitably gave way to the Paris Hilton epoch, which melded near-seamlessly into the Taylor Swift eon, and throughout all that time, I knew I wasn't what TV and magazines wanted, so I decided I would be what museums wanted instead. Instead of seeing myself in the pop culture of my era, I looked backwards to the classical art my class was frog-marched past at the Met, taking note of Rubens figures' round faces and the Vermeer milkmaid's meaty forearms. Here, at last, were women with full figures, but they had the soft, sweet features and long, graceful hairdos to accompany them; I, in possession of a broken nose, thin lips, and heavy-lidded eyes, had none of the above. Maybe a pound Slavic supermodel could have parlayed my facial attributes into a Wilhelmina contract, but I wore size-ten jeans in the eighth grade; thus, I reasoned quietly with a sad kind of logic specific to adolescent girls, the warm cocoon of beauty, of knowing you were wanted, would never envelop me. I thought about that cocoon, as I nearly always did at that age, on my first trip to L. Toward the end of the trip, we went to MOCA, where I put into practice my timeworn tradition of sulking until we hit the gift shop. There, my attention was instantly drawn to a hot-pink satin-covered book, sandwiched innocently between Hockney biographies.
I will not read any more boring newsletters.
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Even if they don't see him that often they know, and I know that he Ioves us so much. But is it the path that will make you the happiest. Calls during thanks giving and Christmas makes me really upset. But I can't figure out whether or not we will ever get to that stage with the current situation and I'm scared of wasting my time waiting for things to get better. Public displays of affection PDA show a lack of self-control. Now if your faith is not so strong to begin with, this perhaps is no big deal. There will, in fact, still be churches besides our own.