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Everyone Is Beautiful

from the closing lines of Katherine Center’s novel, Everyone Is Beautiful

And here, after all that, is what I have come to believe about beauty: Laughter is beautiful. Kindness is beautiful. Cellulite is beautiful. Softness and plumpness and roundness are beautiful. It’s more important to be interesting, to be vivid, to be adventurous, than to sit pretty for pictures. A woman’s soft tummy is a miracle of nature. Beauty comes from tenderness. Beauty comes from variety, from specificity, from the fact that no person in the world looks exactly like anyone else. Beauty comes from the tragedy that each person’s life is destined to be lost to time. I believe women are too hard on themselves. I believe that when you love someone, she becomes beautiful to you. I believe the eyes see everything through the heart – and nothing in the world feels as good as resting them on someone you love. I have trained my eyes to look for beauty, and I’ve gotten very good at finding it. You can argue and tell me it’s not true, but I really don’t care what anyone says. I have come, at last, to believe . . . Everyone Is Beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Everyone Is Beautiful

  1. Angie Mizzell on said:

    I loved, loved, loved that book. Center is one of my favorite authors. I just finished Get Lucky.

  2. jrculpepper on said:

    This is the first book of hers that I've read and I loved it. I look forward to reading more of her work.

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