Quiet Musings

Skin And Bone

Between the skin and bone

is where amazing things take place

an ever changing masterpiece

that shows up on your face

Ideals of others, judgement, pain

between the skin and bone

resonate through every vein

and every thought we own

Virtue is an inside force

have patience on the path

there, between the skin and bone

comes beauty from the wrath

Within our hearts we search ourselves

'tis there we stand alone

and there, a brand new masterpiece

between the skin and bone

                           - Lynda McConnell

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Context Notes: Self image. We are taught to place a perceived value of beauty on the surface of what we see. This helps sell products, enhance our comfort and surroundings. The beauty of a human exists not on the surface but on the inside, between the skin and bone. The adjustments of aging give wisdom to our own beauty, revealing the sorce within.