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What people really look like 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Dale Favier, massage therapist, poet, and Facebook chum of mine for some time now, has a nice article about the beauty of bodies that’s going viral right now. It’s a quick, uplifting read:

Because, of course, what we see in magazines and movies aren’t really people anymore, but skilfully lit and pixel-manipulated artwork — beautiful in their own way, of course, or why bother? But they are only distant, abstract cousins to homo sapiens. In all my years massaging, I never experienced a client as “ugly.” It just isn’t possible when you’re actually paying attention to the person.

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