Platonic Love Letter #2

Dearest K.O.,

You are beyond gorgeous. You are not only beautiful on the inside, but you are just as beautiful on the outside. You are aware, for the most part, of your inner beauty, but you often deny your outer beauty. I know this is because that one person has made you feel ugly and unwanted, but I want you to know that anything they ever said means less than dirt. You are an amazing friend and I am true blessed to have you in my life. You often make me feel good about yourself and I wish I could do that 20 times towards you. I know you don’t believe me but you are beautiful. You have eyes that light up the room and a smile that lets your laughter just penetrate the entire space around you. And of course your hair is gorgeous, but that goes without saying. I wish I could get you to see how much you are appreciated and how much you matter. In your times of despair I wish you could see what everyone else sees. You are beautiful.

C. L. S.

Why the love?

When I was a little girl I had so much love. I loved so many people and I let them all know it. I loved myself. I loved my body. I was happy with who I was. Now I have a sort of hatred for my body, for myself. I want to love myself again. I want to fall in love with the girl I am now, and love the girl I was. I want to have the love I used to have.

C. L. S.