… by a mirror:
It’s one of those phrases, like “To thine own self be true,” that didn’t make any sense when I was younger. For of course a beautiful person would know he or she was beautiful, and how can one lie to oneself? It would be like trying to hide an object from yourself in a very small room… completely impossible. I know better now, however sadly, that being honest with yourself and believing in your own beauty are two very important, very difficult things.