Summer Shorts is a weekly short-read in honor of the season, to convey ideas about relationships and life in the blink of an eye.
If you have been thoroughly loved, you know that your partner is often (in the words of singer John Legend), more accepting of “all your perfect imperfections” than you are.
My husband, Eric, when he was alive and well, was really good at approving of “my perfect imperfections,” and “all your curves and all your edges” (also John Legend’s words).
Once, in fact, Eric sat me down to settle the subject forever and ever. He gave me a detailed, complete run-down of all the ways he liked me physically. And he told me how much he admired me, was proud of me, and believed in me. He hoped his support of me was clear, and that it made a difference.
He also told me he enjoyed how I looked first thing in the morning, and how he never cared one whit about the clothes I wore.Continue Reading