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July 07, 2007


Thank you for this. It is funny, and I love humor, but it does make me see that though I do all that I did in my twenties that made me then look like Elizabeth Swan, I now look like Aunt Dahlia (the good and deserving aunt).

I have felt so awful about all this, and trying desperately to get my Elizabeth Swan-ness back, and consumed with guilt and worthlessness, and at the mercy of the slightest nuance of male approbity or censure. Now I still feel that way, and still am determined to become tiny and sylph-like. I am quite sure that my huge breasts which hang to my waist, and are no longer needed now that my children are grown will suddenly shrink up to almost flat and sort of fried egg shaped again and I will again have a waist. And I WILL, too!

Oh my goodness! What can I say but "bravo!"..Such smooth clear writing..almost affectionate :>

No one can enlarge anything that made naturally, but one can use artificial to enlarge it. Also it may hav its own problems after some time. So better u have to live with a natural sense.

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