Yesterday was a different experience. While buying some important items at Bi-Mart (peanuts for our murder of crows) a lady came up to me and said something like "Aren't you going to feel bad ruining your friends and families pictures with you tattoos?" I guess maybe I was asking for it somewhat, I wasn't wearing my sweater. It was a really nice day and I was too warm with it on. At any rate, I was really surprised by the comment. If it had been "sharkweek" I probably would have been more bitchy in my response, but I kept my cool. I said something like "Not that it's any of your business, but I surround myself with supportive people who just want me to by happy and don't care what I look like." I walked away before she could say anything else, or before I could.
Why do people feel like they can say things like that? What about me said "Hey, ask me a potentially hurtful question?" I understand that it's just part of the choice I made. People are either really accepting, or really judgmental. Thankfully I've been pretty lucky in my encounters, and really I am surrounded by a great group of family and friends. I am more happy in my skin than I have ever been-which says a lot since I've always been a shy chunky girl. I love the art that is now a part of me, and I love finally feeling happy in my own skin.
|Yup, its me. That lovely bird is just under a week old!|