Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lasting Impressions VI

Another generous friend has shared her experience with her body image and a statement a loved one said to her which left a lasting impression.  This one has had more positive ramifications than others folks have shared:

As an overweight woman, I have spent a lifetime struggling against the Mean Voice in my head that looks in the mirror after a shower and spews out some variation of "Ugly/Fat/Stupid/Worthless."  One of the most transformational things ever said to me about this was (of course) Sam saying as we made love, "Making love with you is like driving a Ferrari.  Your body is so responsive!"  Now sometimes that voice can overwhelm the Mean Voice.  I love being a Ferrari. 

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