the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

that daunting maturity

“Dragged you to every apartment, dragged you out each morning, cleaned you, warmed you, filled you and brought you to my lips. Unable to part from my favorite ugly mug.”
~living is the best revenge

(photo from here)

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a recess of the mind

sophomore year in high school was a major identity struggle – already labeled class nerd, the ugly girl with bad perm and glasses, and the girl who got beat up in PE class.  i took the worst advice from a friend who was in band:

“be a flag girl!”