Every morning I have a blind date with my body.
And as I do,
a million questions run through my head.
Who is this person sitting across from
me in the mirror?
Am I my own soulmate?
Are the dreams in my heart and my thoughts in my head perfect strangers?
How can I open my heart to this imperfect human who is staring back at me?
How can I learn to love their wrinkles?
How can I build a future with this person?
And every morning during my blind date
with my own image I remember the secret
to any great relationship …
Is to let them see you as you really are.
how do I see myself?
As a piece of cosmic art or as half-shattered bowl?
Maybe it’s both things at the same time.
In order to feel at home in your skin you must learn to be yourself,
And to see the beauty in yourself when you look at yourself.
All first dates are awkward,
so be patient with yourself as you get to know the person in the mirror.
Don’t let them slip through your fingers
they are the love of your life.
- John Roedel
Artist: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg