Before and After


Isn’t it amazing what we can do with a simple photo app?  The peony is from my garden, but I wanted to play.  I love watercolor and with a quick free download, my photo is now painter’s masterpiece!

Here is the original:


It’s so easy to disguise ourselves.  In efforts to hide who we truly are, we often cover, enhance, change and distort ourselves. We change our looks, project false images, and keep others from getting too close.

Why are we afraid to expose our true selves?

Do we fear that we will not be loved?  Will others judge us? Will we be too vulnerable? 

Our true beauty shines when we are truly ourselves – no alterations.

Which is more beautiful – you decide:



2 thoughts on “Before and After

  1. You are so right, Victor. How many of us really love ourselves, not in selfish or narcissistic ways, but in a way that realizes that all is gift!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: