A laugh; it takes thousands and thousands of smiles and laughs to cause those 3 little lines by both of your eyes that everyone tries to get rid of. Although they might not follow the beauty protocol these days, they represent beautiful memories that you have lived throughout your life: your twelfth birthday party at the local amusement park with 5 of your closest friends, tubing off the back of a boat with an amazing, colorful sunset in the background, fireworks on the Fourth of July and lastly driving around your hometown looking at all the mesmerizing Christmas lights. Each line next to your eye represents one memory, one little smile or laugh that costs absolutely nothing to do and makes each and everyone around you feel happy as well.
Dear Laugh Lines,
As I sit here getting ready for a night out with my friends putting on makeup trying to cover you up so I can look my best, I come to a realization: "why would I cover up something that makes me, me"? I sit here at my desk with my covergirl foundation and my NARS concealer in front of an array of photographs on my bulletin board.
A picture of me and my dad at a Red Sox game, a strip of pictures from a photo-booth at my Senior Prom, tickets to last years Christmas Eve Patriots game, the number 944 from my first 5K Road Race and lastly a picture of my sister and I with the Easter bunny at the shopping mall. You, these little lines on my face that I am trying so hard to cover and smooth out represent each memory on this board.
You are not only these pictures I see now but each good grade I have gotten on a test, each point my team scored in a volleyball game, every joke my roommate has told me while doing homework at school. You make up the person I am.
As I now put down my concealer and wipe off my foundation as I am getting ready to leave with my friends, I am proud to go out and show you off. You are no longer imperfections that I see on my face but many beautiful memories that make up the person I am.