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A Place of Beauty 美丽的家园
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  • As a child ,I felt I was an ugly duckling .you know,the kid no one would play with.Who was considered odd.Too skinny .Did nothing athletic1.My few friends and I constituted the outcasts at my grade school.


    Later,as I began to develop a figure and a smile,I still never could shake the feeling that I was substandard.Ehen the prettier girl got the guy,I figured that was only fair-she deserved to be happy.I didn't.

    When a guy did give me some attention,I figured he was doing me a favor,so I reciprocated2 obsessively3 until he got tired of me.Even when I looked in the mirror and saw something pleasant looking back at me ,I figured it was a fluke.


    Yrear passed,and I went through some bad realationships,up-and down weight loss,extreme self-hatred .Then there came a time when I was living in England,the land of "everyone looks perfect".In my own contrariant way,I decided4 to differentiate5 myself.


    I stopped coloring my hair and let all the gray show, I stopped wearing makeup6.I stopped wearing clothes that I thought would make me look attactive to men.For about two years,I stripped away all the disguises I'd been using and tried to show only myself.


    And I discovered something.I am beautiful.


    When I couldn't rely on my externals to communicate my beauty,I had to turn to internals.I think of internals as spiritual qualities.These qualities are linked to qualities such as love ,patience,caring,listening,fun-loving,joy,creativity,peace,since these are spiritual qualitiles,each of us has access to them wherever and wherever we are.


    And what was fun to realize is that no one has any more or less of these qualities.I had been thinking of myself as not having enough beauty ,as being deprived somehow.But when I began to express those spiritual qualities,beauty became natural and effortless.I don't think you can help being beautiful when you're being loving or when you're at peace,when you're haveing fun or exprressing creativity.


    I could see then that worrying about my appearance and how it rated compared to that of others was a form of self-obsession.Expressing spiritaul qualities was selfless,because it's about expressing Soul.


    I know I was making progress when one day,I seek in the network,a man approached me and just appreciated how at peace and pretty I looked.I really felt like one of the "beautiful people "in my own way.


    These days,I want to marry .I'm back to coloring my hair and wearing makeup.But that's not what makes me feel beautiful.the smile on someone else's face shining back at me gives me the glow of beauty ,and I feel blessed..


    you are beautiful,too .so are all the people around you.when you see spiritually,the world becomes a place of beauty.


     9级    双语 


    1 athletic [æθˈletɪk] sOPy8   第7级
    • This area has been marked off for athletic practice. 这块地方被划出来供体育训练之用。
    • He is an athletic star. 他是一个运动明星。
    2 reciprocated [rɪˈsɪprəˌkeɪtid] 7ece80b4c4ef4a99f6ba196f80ae5fb4   第10级
    v.报答,酬答( reciprocate的过去式和过去分词 );(机器的部件)直线往复运动
    • Her passion for him was not reciprocated. 她对他的热情没有得到回应。
    • Their attraction to each other as friends is reciprocated. 作为朋友,他们相互吸引着对方。 来自辞典例句
    3 obsessively [əb'sesɪvlɪ] 0c180424cba71c2e5a90cdda44a64400   第8级
    • Peter was obsessively jealous and his behaviour was driving his wife away. 彼得过分嫉妒的举止令他的妻子想离他而去。
    • He's rude to his friends and obsessively jealous. 他对他的朋友很无礼而且嫉妒心重。
    4 decided [dɪˈsaɪdɪd] lvqzZd   第7级
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents. 这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting. 英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
    5 differentiate [ˌdɪfəˈrenʃieɪt] cm3yc   第7级
    • You can differentiate between the houses by the shape of their chimneys. 你可以凭借烟囱形状的不同来区分这两幢房子。
    • He never learned to differentiate between good and evil. 他从未学会分辨善恶。
    6 makeup ['meɪkʌp] 4AXxO   第7级
    • Those who failed the exam take a makeup exam. 这次考试不及格的人必须参加补考。
    • Eyeliner: Makeup used to outline the eyes. 眼线笔:用来加强眼的轮廓的化妆品。

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