Many despise them but they tell a story of their own. A story many don’t take a keen interest in but one that is important nonetheless. They show a glimpse of a moment lived in the past where there was a pain but they also act as proof of the will to conquer and move on from the pain. They become a part of you that you cannot separate. I am a firm believer in the notion that the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Most of us try hard to hide them while in essence, I think we should work towards making them complement our features. They should be there as a reminder time and again that if you could bear the wound and persevere through the hurt then you can reduce the burden you carry in your soul.
I have one myself on my right hand, I constantly look at it when going through a hard time and it soothes my soul even if momentarily. It reminds me that I am a giant slayer in a time when I feel like giving up. It prompts me to master all the strength I have left when everything seems to be falling apart. My scar tells a story of a will to survive, a will to live and overcome. Looking at it, am reminded that at times we fall, we fail, we break but then we rise, we heal and we overcome.
So wear your scars boldly regardless of what the world says. Scar makers want us to believe that we are broken but you must promise yourself to defy them. When all people see in a scar is the wounding, choose to see healing.
Alessia Cara puts it way better in her song ‘Scars to your beautiful’ when she sings ‘‘But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark. You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are and you don’t have to change a thing,the world could change its heart. No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful ‘’