mrsveteran (mrsveteran) wrote,

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Wear. Sunscreen.

I was driving along on my way to the office with the radio on relatively low. Lost in thought, I found myself having to concentrate on the road when something caught my attention: "You are not. As fat. As you imagine."

I turned up the radio, and listened.

I turned it up louder.

The song was "Sunscreen," which actually sounds like a graduation speech set to a beat and some soft music. It may be one of the best speeches I've ever heard. I'd never heard it before, but it struck me.

"Do not read the beauty magazines. They will only make you feel UGLY."

"Get plenty of calcium."


It sounds silly, but these simple words, along with others in the song, just seemed plain and clear and true. I found myself getting choked up like I do sometimes while watching sappy movies or the last episode of Babylon 5.

Yeah, I get choked up sometimes. Bite me.

"Do one thing every day that scares you."


It was full of love, and respect, and irony, and compassion. If you haven't heard the song, find it. Or just read the lyrics Or don't.

"But trust me. On the sunscreen."
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