I saw this gorgeous photo by photographer Paul de Luna and could not stop staring.
I am obsessed with long necks (dancers covet long necks),
and hers dotted with a startling constellation of beauty marks stopped me in my tracks.
It lends itself to possible stories:
Was she self-conscious of her moles growing up?
Does her husband make a point to kiss them when he tells her he loves her?
If she had them when she was born,
did her mom marvel at them in her crib and stroke them when she said good night?
Does she show them off every chance she gets?
I would tell everyone that I have the most gorgeous neck, one unlike any other in the world.
That's what I love about birthmarks, moles, and freckles;
they set us apart to remind us of how special we are.
Here are some of my 'love spots':
~I have a birthmark on my leg that, I kid you not, looks like Japan.
Since I'm Japanese, it's even more ironic.
~I have two freckles on the inside of my wrist that look like vampire bites.
~There's a freckle on my lower lip that is a bull's-eye for Mr. Branflake.
~And another on my upper lip for when he misses.
What birthmarks, moles or fun freckles do you have?
photo by Paul de Luna via Fashion Gone Rogue
Remember: Love your loves spots- monitor and slather them with sunscreen.