When I was young, my dad told me that symmetrical was boring, that slight imperfections made people beautiful. He was reassuring me that while the scar on my nose from my brother would always be there, that it would give me character.

Slight imperfections are beautiful. I realized as I got older and wiser that classic pretty is a bit boring because it’s everywhere in magazines and on TV. Then I thought about all imperfections in my friend circle. Aysmmetry and tiny flaws are endearing; they make you more human. And scars can be sexy. They are battle wounds; they are visual evidence of your history.

But it extends beyond that. What about wanting to cover up other flaws? Beyond your surface skin, what about your surface life?

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