At the mirror she observed her complexion without mercy. Not to be fettered with reality, her mind was dark, and the gravity of her situation was more than obvious to her. The harrowing childhood she led early on, the abrasive attitude of her parents, all continued into her adult life.
She tried to not feed the flames, was trying to be the child they wanted. Now as she studied herself carefully, she realized all the reluctant obedience had accomplished nothing but bad memories. She looked again, sadly, with even more judgment. “I’ll never be pretty enough, smart enough, or good enough”.