Still Beautiful

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    "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. "But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand" The Velveteen Rabbit....

    sofilina, herm007, Brachichito, and 99 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Pam from Nebraska 49 months ago | reply

      Ha! I posted my previous comment before getting to the bottom of PW's post and finding out that yours was the winner! It indeed would have been my pick, too--it was the only one that moved me so much I had to click over and comment! Congrats! She is a beautiful lady!!

    2. ebert33 49 months ago | reply


    3. Surndr 49 months ago | reply

      give her my compliments- absolutely stunning

    4. Terry D NJ 49 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo and quote!

    5. shaninspring 49 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on winning the PW beauty contest!! Your photo was my pick for winner! I enlarged it and couldn't stop staring at such pure beauty. She looked just as grandma did, they could have been twins! My grandma was talking to me the day I opened your picture!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    6. myjennygirl 49 months ago | reply

      Sob! I miss my grandma. So glad that this picture won PW's photography contest. It is indeed "Beauty".

    7. K.Young Photography 49 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on your win at Pioneer Woman. Well done!

    8. ShoelessLinda (aka HEMEEE) 49 months ago | reply

      Congrats on the well-deserved PW win. Such a captivating portrait of a beautiful woman. I want to sit with her, hold her hand, and hear all her life stories.

    9. Ertamida 49 months ago | reply

      Congrats on the PW win! I can't stop thinking about this photo.....I makes me wonder about her life and all the stories she could tell.

    10. bluebunny 49 months ago | reply

      I teared up reading the quote. Beautiful woman, beautiful capture, thank you for sharing! I can feel the love in this image. wow.

    11. KatieKate5 49 months ago | reply

      This brought my to tears (sobs really) instantly as I scrolled through PW! She looks so like my Mom and I miss her so.... You deserved to win! I have never had so much emotion hit me so fast out of the blue! Congratulations!

    12. lykanthropo 41 months ago | reply

      This is for the ones who are afraid to get old

    13. designiki 38 months ago | reply

      love it! yeah don't matter at all.evething in fact

    14. thehealthyhomeschool 33 months ago | reply

      I love this. Just came across it and wanted to leave my thumbs up too. She's lovely.

    15. ♥Simplymichelle 26 months ago | reply

      i love this so much ! really Stunning and beautiful

    16. 1ManWAC 26 months ago | reply

      I see a beautiful soul who is at peace with her life in a way only time, experience and real understanding can bring. A truly lovely image.

    17. orcalover1952 11 months ago | reply

      I wish you lived close--maybe I'm lucky and you will say you do--I bet I could sit all day and night and listen to your stories--your eyes are beautiful with many stories hidden in there. Your smile is beautiful

    18. mwolfsonfoster: experiencing technical difficulty 6 months ago | reply

      such beauty ... thank you for adding to the group

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