It's the worst affliction we could possibly have. It is the most abhorrent and pitiful thing we could possibly be.
Be self righteous, be rude, be ruthless, be ignorant, be moronic, be stingy, but for the Love of Pete--
Don't. Be. Ugly. Anything but Ugly.
In the paradigm of the Airbrush, the Cohesive Personal Brand, and the Promethian casket...
We could use a little Ugly.
In a micromanaged and engineered culture that insists upon Aesthetic but actively undervalues Beauty, Ugly has morphed and taken on new meaning.
Ugly no longer simply implies grotesque and unseemly.
Ugly means unattractive.
Ugly means imperfect.
|Getting Ugly at The Local. Photo courtesy of An Insomniac Dreaming|
Ugly is bloody, sweaty, unmanicured, photoshop resistant, footprints on the floor wax, bulging out, unashamed, crooked, cracked, eccentric, wobbly, wounded, worn out, unwound, unrefined, lipstick on the cup, marred, palimpsest, naked, flailing, cackling, exposed, sunburned, puffy eyed, sore throat, compostable, inedible, inappropriate, impolite, passionate, fluctuating, Liberating, microorganisms, skinned knees, fleshy, rotting, dying, gamy, sinewy, bony, squishy, Raw, on fire and FUNNY, God is she funny...
You can laugh at and with Ugly. I could use a laugh, couldn't you?
There is a dangerous freedom in Ugly.
Ugly gives zero fucks.
The most powerful part of Ugly is that it's Real. You can feel Ugly with your human fingers and taste Ugly with your human tongue. You can BE wholly, completely and utterly Ugly in holy ways that Cute can't even touch.
There is Power in Ugly. People are frightened of Ugly. People are stupefied by Ugly. They don't know what to do with it.
But not us. You can keep your pretty and nice.
We'd rather be scary and interesting. Maybe rich too...
There is Hope and Healing in Ugly. Imagine all of the things you can let go when you pick up Ugly-- all the expectations you can flush down the toilet, all the crosses you can lay down, all the shame you can kiss good bye forever.
We can breathe here. We can BE here.
When you whip out your Ugly, you are unstoppable.
When you dare to be Ugly, the rules don't apply to you.
When you wear your Ugly secret doors fly open.
When your Ugly rears it's head, there is a Love waiting for you.
When you unleash your Ugly you are hip to all sorts of magick.
So, let me see it. Flash it on the world.
I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.
From the bottom of my Ugly Heart,