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:
Let's start here with what nobody looks like: nobody looks like the people in magazines or movies. Not even models. Nobody.
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.