Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Asymmetrical Beauty

This is a different kind of post, but an important one. A very important one.
The times that I feel the most vulnerable are the times that I learn the most about myself. I used to have an obsession with the way I looked. I wanted to be perfect. I wanted the Kardashian bone structure, Angelina lips, Megan Fox nose, and Mila Kunis eyes.
It wasn't until I was toying around with a picture of myself that I realized just how ridiculous I was being, striving for this so called perfection that, firstly, cannot even be defined, and secondly, was impossible on all natural levels.

It took me a while to come to terms with the face I had. But once I did, the confidence grew and make up was no longer a task in order to hide things, but just another form of art that I enjoyed.

I edited these pictures so that you can see the truth about the imperfections in our faces, bodies, and overall humanity.
They make us who we are. The slight eyebrow lift on one side vs the other, or the hooded eye, or even the crooked nose, those are all characteristics of Hannah Eicher, the person, as opposed to the robotic alien looking thing in the edited photos.

You are not defined by your looks, but you are defined by your thoughts and actions, and if your mind is clouded with insecurities, that can drastically affect the way you live your life.
Be confident in who you are, and you will come to see that  a crooked nose really doesn't change much.

Below are the edited photos. Notice that the asymmetrical, unedited photo, is so much less terrifying than the other two. There is beauty in asymmetry, beauty in the imperfection. The mirror image photos are daunting and alien like.
I would much rather look like a good old person than an extraterrestrial.