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Cracked Mirror: Vanity Is Not Fair
Sharon was beautiful ever since she was a little girl of two. Everyone told her so. She was instilled with the knowledge that she had great beauty and had a steady diet of compliments throughout her life. She began to identify herself by her attractiveness.
The first thing people knew about her before they met her was her appearance. When they met her, they realized the half was not told to them.
After awhile, she began to stop trying in other areas of her life, believing that she could make it on her looks alone. And she could, for years to come. Guys were always taking her out to eat to the nicest restaurants in order to impress her. Teachers gave her high marks, because of her grace and beauty. Everyone treated her special, because of the way she made people feel when she was around them.
She continued to carry her age well throughout her early life, but at some point, her age caught up with her and she wasn’t getting the kind of attention she was use to. Slowly, her self-image began to decline as well. Her identifying herself with her gift instead of who she was in spirit, caused her to disappear as a presence the older she got. She was still very beautiful, but she couldn’t see it.
Eventually, she began to sit in her house, afflicted with an increasing depression, until it over whelmed her and she no longer could find joy in living. And that was a shame, because the next decades could have been the best part of her life.
Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon
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