Apology #2

Dear high school French teacher,

Thank you for being you. You were the most fantastic French teacher I’ve ever had, and maybe spoiled me a bit for future French professors who did not live up to your level of education or excellence.

This is a small apology since I still consider you one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met, and pretty much always have. The reason I’m apologising is that I couldn’t help but think “She’s so beautiful, why doesn’t she dress like it?”. It sounds like a silly thing to apologise for, but I was, like every American female, having trouble finding clothes to fit my own “less than ideal” frame at the time, and I don’t know what possessed me to think that your less socially acceptable body would be able to find clothes to match your own good looks.

You’re one of the first women who was not thinner than me (to my own perspective) that I considered beautiful. That category is still sadly small, but knowing you has made me realise that one doesn’t have to be thin to be pretty. Also, I learned a heck of a lot of French.

Merci, Madame.


February 6, 2010. Tags: , . Apologies.

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