Thursday, August 28, 2014

You will never be merely 'pretty.'


This, this is about my own some-day daughter. When you approach me, already stung-stayed with insecurity, begging, “Mom, will I be pretty? Will I be pretty?” I will wipe that question from your mouth like cheap lipstick and answer, “No! The word pretty is unworthy of everything you will be, and no child of mine will be contained in five letters.

You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing. But you, will never be merely ‘pretty’.


Kate Makkai, “Pretty”
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3 comments:

  1. That is wonderful! Though, I must ask, what five-letter word does she refer to? Pretty has six...

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    1. OMG dying. Off to research possible reasons for this. xx

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