Under Your Feet – What Are You Hiding?

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?

Would you let me see beneath your perfect?

Take it off now boy, Take it off now boy

I wanna see inside

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?

  

As of late, I talk to many more people than I would typically speak to during the week.  I love the interaction and getting to know people.  But the new interactions brought up another thought.  As humans, we’re all guilty of making sure to put our best face forward during new meetings and keeping that mask in place until we’ve developed a reasonable level of comfort.  What does it take to have people lower their masks and let us see the real person with insecurities?

Bootblack Bella is International Ms. Bootblack 2013. She enjoys serving as a mentor and educator. She lives in Louisville, Ky., and her column runs monthly.

Bootblack Bella is International Ms. Bootblack 2013. She enjoys serving as a mentor and educator. She lives in Louisville, Ky., and her column runs monthly.

The only person we can ever fully understand is ourselves.  So, this train of thought has led me to question myself.  What walls do I put up?  What traits am I hiding from people while I wait to see if they’ll become mainstays in my life?  How long do I wait before offering friends the key to the inside of me?

 I’d like to believe that I’m an open person.  But this seems to only be true with those who are close friends. As a shy person, I’ve noticed that I use my shyness as a barrier creating a protective space when uncomfortable until I feel able to interact with others.  I also find myself putting on the brave face when really I am scared, nervous, or unsure.  I think most people are guilty of this at least to some degree.

 So what did all this soul searching do?  It made me aware of actions or things that I do that may cause people to wonder where the real girl is sometimes.  It made me aware that there is a need for improvement.  But the other question remains … what would it take for you to let me see beneath your beautiful?

 

The song is Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth featuring Emile Sande.

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