I look in the mirror.
I see an average girl who has her strengths and weaknesses. She dances and smiles because is makes her feel beautiful.
I look at my shadow.
I see see the shape of jeans and a hoodie. Nothing flattering, yet, nothing scarring. The girl wears these clothes for the comfort, and the warmth, and the memories.
I close my eyes.
I see my self as a beautiful maiden in a green dress, aboard a pirate ship. The ship's captain is a handsome rogue who finds me troublesome yet intriguing. At the end of our adventurous story we admit our undying, faithful love for each other, and I know I am happy.
I open my eyes.
I see my book. I see my math homework. I hear my family arguing. I grudgingly welcome back reality.