On reflection


Sarah follows every line of her reflection in the mirror, and wishes so many things. She wishes her thighs were a little smaller, and her worry lines a little thinner. Her hair was too grey, and her eyes a little too close together. This dress certainly didn’t suit. It showed off all the flabby bits nobody wanted to see.

”What’s wrong sweetheart?’ her partner said, stepping in behind her.

‘Do you think I need to lose weight?’ she asked, shrinking away.

Bringing her close, she looked in the mirror with her. ‘I love every inch of you, there is more of you to hug. I love the way your lines scrunch in at the corner, it makes your smile so much brighter.

Sarah smiled back at her partner, there was nothing about her she would change.

‘That’s better, I can see your beautiful blue eyes. I’ve always loved the way they frame your cute little nose.’

‘You’re only saying that because you have to.’

‘I’m saying that because it’s true. We all have things about us we hate, but sometimes we have to look at what is great about us. I wouldn’t have you any other way. Now, let’s go for this drink, and let me see the new year in with my beautiful wife.’

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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