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What is 'beauty' and who decides? External beauty may be attained with the mask of makeup, but isn't it more important how I feel inside?
What is ‘beauty’ and who decides? External beauty may be attained with the mask of makeup, but isn’t it more important how I feel inside?
This is a personal opinion.
No, I’m not beautiful
By the standards you’ve written
My face doesn’t glow
My scars aren’t hidden
I tried to cover up
Everything that I saw
Pimples, blackheads, dark circles
Everything which you called a flaw
I followed all the suggestions
Good and bad, great and small
Looked at my skin then
It didn’t seem like mine at all
That girl with all the flaws layered
Was looking perfectly ethereal
But soon, I’ll wash my face
And return to the skin that’s real
My face is what it is
If you hate it, that’s fine
It isn’t a canvas
I won’t paint it with glitter and shine
For this lifetime
This is how my skin will be
I may not meet your standards
But I’m confident and free
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Mostly Normal is a book of innocence, longing, filial love, angst and acceptance, encapsulating a gamut of human emotions within its lightweight edifice. The book touches the human heart and will stay with you.
Some books enthral you till the last page, and then there are those that you stop reading after turning a few pages. Some books are a one-time read, while you carry some books with you long after you have read them. Then, once in a while, a book hits you so close to home that you find it difficult to slot into any category.
I will put Priyadeep Kaur’s Mostly Normal (BookSoul Reads, 2022) in this last bracket.
At a little less than hundred pages, Mostly Normal is a testimony of the power of words to inspire, irrespective of their length.
Most women do not get to live their lives the way they want, on their own terms. So why should they be tied down in their old age?
Every morning, while dropping the kids at the bus stop, I find a grandfather waiting with his granddaughter. I see him again when I fetch the kids. This has been the pattern for the last few years.
He is seen actively participating in his granddaughter’s activities, from morning and evening walks to attending her parent-teachers meeting, sending her for extracurricular activities to even planning her birthday party. He is admired by all. He is appreciated for making himself useful in his old age. People rave that the doting grandfather is doing his duty towards his children and grandchildren. The much-admired grandfather is also a widower, having lost his wife years ago to chronic disease. It’s also to be noted that both his son and daughter-in-law are working parents.
Every day, the onlookers appreciate his sense of duty and dedication. They say that this is how the elderly should keep themselves occupied. They should bring up their grandchildren while their children go off to work.
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