Dear Theater Lovers,
Pierre and I headed to the reopening of The Orpheum Theater.
It was the first time the doors reopened since Hurricane Katrina ten-years ago. We marveled at the amount of work that went into making it a splendid attraction again. The detail. The commitment. The patience. The love. The dedication. It was a multi-million dollar beautiful restoration spearheaded by owners Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski along with Dr. Eric George.
I noticed a man at the theater. I asked Pierre, “Who is he? He looks familiar.” Pierre mentioned, “He heads a modeling agency.” Then, the memory came back.
I was twenty-years-old working at Contempo Casuals in Lakeside Mall. My friend and co-worker was a model at this agency. She brought me there and wanted me to model at the same agency. Now, I didn’t have modeling aspirations, but I went. And this gentleman said, “You arms are too fat.”
Now, I haven’t thought about his comment until I saw him. And I mentioned it to him. It was an awkward moment, not for me because I didn’t see my value, worth or beauty based on this comment. He mentioned, “That’s crazy. Your face is gorgeous and your skin in unbelievable.”
Thankfully, the comment 25-years ago didn’t hurt me. It was entertaining. But I wasn’t drawn to a modeling career. I am who I am. And guess what… I think my arms look just fine the way they are.
Loving Myself & Music,
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