So comfortable in her own skin

There's a woman who lives in my town. If we had to label, I guess you'd say we're friendly acquaintances. Sometimes we read each other's blogs.

Last night we both enjoyed the same evening of live music. Rarely have I been so convinced of another's personal comfort level. She moves as one who has never felt self-conscious. When I notice her, I am convinced she never felt awkward or "other" in that altogether unpleasant way "other" can sometimes feel. Her presence seems to indicate: "This is how you do it," without even noticing the message is being sent.

Of course my experience with human nature has taught me that this cannot be the complete picture. All God's children feel hesitant on occasion. Even the most confident among us.

Still I can't help but think, "It'd be cool to learn how to pull that off."