Have you ever passed by a store window or a strategically placed mirror and felt as if you had no business being out in public looking the way you do? You immediately start critiquing your hair, your facial expression, your weight, your clothing style, the way you walk? Have you ever heard your own voice on a video or a recording like your answering machine and found that it wasn't at all true to your own perception of your voice? Well, I realized this - other people see me and hear me all the time. I do not have their perspective - I can only see from the inside of myself, out. So, it occurred to me one day, when I glimpse my reflection or hear my voice it is really only a shock to me. Everybody else already knows what I look and sound like.
Ha ha - sorry for your luck!
(blogger just gave me some sort of failure error in posting this - do you think it's the picture? will this blog be flagged for objectionable content?)