LOVE FOR BEGINNERS

Letters by Kenny Mah

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Impersonations

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August 14, 2013


Hey you,


Mark sent us a video recently. Imagine one song, a dozen or more different divas’ styles of singing. An epic impressionist performance.

Her renditions of Julie Andrews, Bette Midler and Celine Dion, in particular, are amazing.

Which made me think — aren’t we all impersonating someone? I don’t mean trying to be more like a mentor or a role model we admire; I mean drawing up and displaying an idea of who we are to others, a more perfect us, maybe.

We all want to show our best side. What if our best side isn’t really who we are?

That, honestly, may not be a bad thing. By being less than a supposed ideal, we could be more of who we truly are. More authentic.

And that’s you: authentic. You’re always yourself, no one else.

You teach me that it’s okay to be myself, that it is enough, really. That I am enough.

You are you, my darling, and you are always enough for me.


Yours always and always,
K.




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