A while ago, I was cupping his face, complimenting on the nice shape. He said mine is kinda round like a ball. I said, yeah.. (without sounding too much like a sour grape.)
He then wondered if my face has always been round, if it were almond-shaped when I was younger. He asked to see my baby pictures.
"I was ugly...Blergh!" I lamented.
"Hey, don't say that!" he quickly replied.
"Oh, don't be offended. I was just talking about myself. Not you. I was ugly, I said," I clarified.
"No! Don't say that about yourself. I will not let anyone say that about you. I will not say that to you too," he quickly came to give me a hug.
I admit I was touched that he doesn't let anyone, myself included to criticize myself
. But then again, I was using the past tense. Doesn't he know I am and I feel beautiful now?