The Magnificent Something gets Real: Naturally Magnificent

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde

I decided today that I do not need a mask.

I was about to post a piece yesterday about me feeling down. And then I stopped. My finger hovered above the publish button for a few seconds, before pressing ‘delete’. I then went on to working on the (actually very exciting) piece on Halloween.

However today I woke up rattled. The Magnificent Something is not about forcing yourself to find everything lovely; it is about recognising that even though life is not always perfect, the things that make it wonderful are still there, just a bit hidden.

It is so much easier to put smile on, brace it out, and hope people like you. To wear a mask, fit in a persona, and sometimes lose who you are in it.

Being yourself is harder than people give it credit for. I quoted Oscar Wilde before, and I will again (just because I absolutely love him): ‘To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up’.

Do not be natural. Be yourself, whoever this is, because I can bet you are magnificent.

Love,

G

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