“She’s so pretty.”
“You are pretty.”
“You’re still pretty.”
“You want to look pretty for the dance.”
“Is she pretty?”
What if she’s not pretty? What if she doesn’t feel pretty? Why do we place all of the weight of her worth on what she looks like, on something she did not accomplish or earn, but something she was born with?
It’s the first thing we ask a person when they speak of a new girl they met. It’s what we wonder about a new girlfriend or wife or teacher or boss.
We place power on what she looks like. She is one step ahead of the rest if her beauty causes you to pause.
To me, these make a little more sense:
“You are smart.”
“You are kind.”
“You are funny.”
“You are strong.”
“You are loved.”