I ran into her again. The first thing she said to me was, “you have a gorgeous smile”. We walked together for a bit and I told her I still remembered what she told me three years ago. Her face lit up.
As we parted she said, "you still look beautiful".
Today, I believe her.
Today: Like most, I'm trying to figure things out. Sometimes that's day by day, moment by moment, and even breath by breath.