Are You a Space Case, Too?
August 28, 2012
I had someone say to me the other day, "You have a space like I do." At first, I was puzzled by was meant, but the customer went on to explain that it was in reference to my smile. I have become so used to it, I forgot I even had a space.
A few years ago at one of the "milestone" birthdays, my space began to bother me enough that I thought maybe I should do something about it. My husband and I talked it over; he thought it was perfect and couldn’t imagine me without it.
Shortly thereafter, I found an article in the September 2010 edition of W magazine, which is carried at the Parkville Branch. I was able to check it out as it was a back issue and not the most current issue available. The article, Mind the Gap, made me decide that not only did I not want to change it, I liked it. I even felt proud.
The article talked about the many actresses and models who had turned what some think of as an imperfection into their signature look. If Brigitte Bardot, Lara Stone, Lauren Hutton, Jane Birkin, Georgia May Jagger, and Vanessa Paradis could be happy with their "imperfection," why should I not only accept who I am but embrace it? Sometimes it is our little imperfections that make us just perfect.