"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand" --Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Let's strip down.
Take it all off.
The makeup, the fake smile, the layers of clothes.
Or better, the things we make up, the false assumptions about you and me and us, and the layers of padding we smother our hearts with.

Let's really see each other.
Let's share our imperfection and maybe find affection.
You'll admire my blemishes, and I'll kiss your scars.
Let's get down to who we are. And forget about who we aren't.

Being perfect would be so boring.
Flaws make life interesting.
Let's strip down to just our two hearts, a little broken but still beating.
And see if we can't find something to talk about.

And maybe even fall in love.
Because all the garbage you've been told to think about me is gone.
You can see my naked heart for what it really is; for who I really am.

Let's strip down to two hearts, and find a common rhythm.
And maybe we will see that we really aren't that different after all.
Let's not be afraid to be real.
Let's not be afraid to feel.

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

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Jayne said...

Simply beautiful, Laura! Sorry I missed you on google chat, by the way! But you're so very very welcome! I'm so glad you like it!

Also - I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award! http://rattymoleskines.blogspot.com/2009/09/eeeps-excitement.html

Niki said...

L.O.V.E this! :)

Meg Fee said...

ohhhhh this is so great. "a little broken, but still beating" indeed!! beautiful, truly.

Josh said...

Laura, did you write that?! Really really really good.

Taylor said...

you. are. amazing.
future copywriter, i think yes. :) this post was absolutely beautiful.