Friday, January 1, 2010

Love 365: Day One

I love myself as a writer. In the last few years, I've seen my writing change into something beautiful, something I can imagine other people wanting to read. I've written the poetry I've always wanted to write, imagined writing, but never thought I could. This blog has matured before my eyes and I'm seeing myself settle into my own niche. I'm starting to realize what stories I really want to tell and how to tell them. Teachers and professors have always told me I have a strong voice in my writing, and now I'm hearing it loud and clear. It's an incredibly exciting time for me as an artist.



I love my hips.

I love their curves; the way “woman” is stamped on every inch of them. My “child-bearing” hips – there is no mistaking their roundness for a child’s. My hips are mature hips, designed to attract. I love the swing they add to my step, the slight sexiness they cast off making my every move a flirtation. (Ok, there are days when I don’t love this, but the attention can be a wonderful mood elevator.)

I love the way my hips stretch and pull at pencil skirts, just like good pin-up hips should.

I love the way my hips burst forth from the slope of my waist, like petals blooming from a rose stem.

I love the tattoos branded on my back, nestled atop my hip bones, declaring me beautiful in the languages of my ancestors: maganda, la bellezza. My hips are beautiful in any language.

I am beautiful in any language.

--Amanda, Blog for No One in Particular


I like my sense of humor.

--Luke (aka The Boyfriend)


I love that even if I've had a few too many burgers lately and not enough situps, or if I've been sick all week and feel like hell, or (worst) if someone else insults the way I look...I can still look in the mirror every night before bed and think "yeah, I still like this."

--Kelly, Proficiscamur!


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Tee said...

This is really adorable. I love yours in particular. It makes me, as a fellow writer, excited for you!! What a wonderful love letter to yourself.

Sara said...

this is beautiful! Thank you for taking the initiative!

Jacque said...

What a lovely idea!! I just stumbled upon your blog and love it!! SO encouraging and positive!

Vanessa said...

Tee: I'm glad you liked it! I saw your e-mail and I love what you submitted! Thank you so much!

Sara: Awww, thanks! I'm glad I decided to do this. I hope you'll e-mail me sometime :)

Jacque: Glad you discovered it and like it. I hope I'll be seeing you again soon!

kanishk said...

What a wonderful love letter .

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