My “titspiration” is my fingers. Not them specifically, but what they represent. When I was younger, I always wished that they were thinner, like Disney princess fingers. I thought that’s what women’s fingers were supposed to look like. But now, I’ve seen enough women’s fingers to realize that isn’t true. And I’ve discovered something else – my fingers can do much more than be dainty.
My fingers move. They help me tell the stories I want to share. They help me knit scarves and hats, and maybe one day a sweater. I use them to scribble my thoughts in a notebook, or rip a sheet of paper if I’m angry. With them, I can comb my hair or hold a book. When it comes to body appreciation, I have a lot to work on. Throughout most of the day, I will critique every roll and every imperfection. And yes, I still don’t love how my fingers look. But they do inspire me – they help me realize that beauty doesn’t come from aesthetics, but from creation. My fingers create so much, and I never want to forget that.
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