There is something peaceful and intimate about laying naked on top of the covers and rediscovering yourself. Whether you are being introspective or going straight for physical satisfaction, taking those moments to be with yourself is critically important.
There was a time when I didn’t understand the importance of laying naked. I was always bent on covering myself up and hiding, not only from others but from myself. I didn’t understand that touching did not always mean it had to come from someone else. To spend time with yourself is to learn your own body and know what you like and what feels good to you. To release all those things in your brain that weigh heavy and just take the time to appreciate yourself.
In the past few months, I have not been able to do this for myself. Laying naked has been difficult due to recent surgery. I’ve been basically miserable and in pain during the recovery period. I haven’t felt sexy, pretty, or even good about myself for over a month. It is frustrating. But it is temporary. Laying naked is one of my favorite things to do now. Over the years I have found the importance of this and what it means to me. Laying on top of the bed on top of the covers with the lights on was something I never would have done in my younger years. Feeling free enough to do it now is something I don’t want to lose.
This beautiful photograph from Zebra Rose has reminded me that I need to take that time. I need to, now more than ever, rediscover myself, my body, and take the time I need to reorganize my thoughts and my plans. Sorting my thoughts on my own and taking the time I need to get back on track. Thank you, Zebra Rose, for the photograph and the gentle reminder.
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