scene from a funerary papyrus, or Book of the Dead
Egypt, around 1240 B.C.E.
New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Paint yourself a picture of what you wished you looked like. Maybe then they just might feel an ounce of your pain. Come into focus, step out of the shadows. It’s a losing battle. There’s no need to be ashamed.
‘Cause they don’t even know you, all they see is scars. They don’t see the angel living in your heart. Let them find the real you, buried deep within. Let them know with all you got that you are not your skin.
And when they start to judge you, show them your true colors. And do unto others as you’d have done to you. Just rise above this, kill them with your kindness. Ignorance is blindness. They’re the ones that stand to lose.”
— Skin - Sixx A.M (via cosmicflombie)