I wrote an article not too long ago, talking about how we hurt people without words: https://babyboomersandmore.com/2014/10/16/what-we-say-without-words/. This story, however, shows what words and actions can do to a person. Fortunately, the author of the article knows better than to believe the cruel words of an imperfect human being.
My ‘Naked’ Truth by Robin Korth
Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image. I opened my eyes and looked very carefully at my body. And my heart lurched at the truth: I am not a young woman anymore. I am a woman well-lived. My body tells of all the years she has carried my spirit through life.
I am a 59-year-old woman in great health and in good physical shape. I stand five-feet, nine-inches tall and weigh 135 pounds. I wear a size six in both jeans and panties, and my breasts are nowhere near my navel. In fact, they still struggle to make it full-up in a B-cup bra. My thighs are no longer velvet and…
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