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December 29, 2010
"I'll admit," she says while daintily turning up her nose at the food in front of her, "I was quite a fat child. I ate and ate and ate!"

For a moment, she pauses, distracted by her reflection in my glasses. She smiles at her perfection. Even I hold my breath and admire her beauty.

"There was a time when I thought my life was over. I thought I had no future. I thought I was ugly and worthless and disgusting, and I hide away."

"Of course," she laughs, "that changed."

I expected butterflies to be less self absorbed...