We all wear masks, the feelings we want to hide to the outside world, the feelings we try to keep to ourselves. Yesterday was the beginning of a new series for me, one that could take me month, or one that could take me a year, who knows. I am slowly exploring the masks we wear, what makes us who we are and how we behave, what makes us laugh and what makes us cry. And yesterday showed me once again how beautiful each and everyone of us truly are. J has been part of my family for a couple of years now and although things have changed and people have moved on, she will always be special to each and every one of us just for being her and the love she has shared unselfishly with all of us. And yesterday was the first time Id met her, and I like everyone us close to me, fell in love immediately. Below is her story.
Ive always known I was different. As a child I wondered why people stared at me so I asked the one person in the whole world that I knew would tell me the truth, my mummy. I asked " why do people stare at me" and she answered "its because you are so beautiful!!! ". I looked at her confused and replied " but they are laughing at me" She sat me down and looked me in the eye and said " it is because you have a beauty they are too ignorant to understand. Some never will, but you will always be my beautiful girl. I have been beautiful ever since.
And my mask is my mums story, my attitude is my mask.
Shot with a Canon 20D though Crown graphic