Your Scars are Very Beautiful!

It’s funny how a random picture brings out such a wonderful thought within you that you can’t help but keep thinking about it and writing down your feelings. That’s exactly how this post was written.

This picture of the moon was clicked in June 2016 on my holiday to my hometown in Kerala. I had just owned a 84x zoom camera (#Nikon P900) and was on a clicking spree. That’s when the man shouted from behind. “Click the moon. Zoom as much as you can.” 

I zoomed and clicked. And this is what I saw at 48x. Beautiful! Isn’t it?


‘Chaand par bhi dhaag hote hai’, they say.

And it’s true. The moon that we admire so much is full of craters. Circular holes left on the surface from the impact of an asteroid or comet hit. Small ones. Big ones. Deep ones. Yet moon has always been associated with beauty.

A scar is a sign of a wound. An injury of the past. They help cover the pain and the guilt to a large extent. They are proof that the injury has healed or has started healing. And lessons learnt. Etched in memory.

Are you aware of any other scar that is beautiful like the craters on the moon?

I know of one. The scars left on my tummy all thanks to the two pregnancies. To the world they may look ugly and uncool. To me, they are the very first piece of art made by my daughters. They are proof of all the butterflies, the hiccups and the tiny kicks. They are also proof of all that a certain illness and a lot of drugs can do to your body. They are also lessons that taught me what it means to care for another life. What it means to be responsible for another life. Something that taught me what being hopeful means. Something that taught me why we need to be extra careful when it comes to another life.

And then there are others. Like the long stitch mark right at the center of my forehead. Thanks to a childhood accident. The one on my chin that I got during another accident in my early teens. The burn marks on my right hand.

Scars are very beautiful! Just like Surf Excel’s tagline ‘Daag Acche Hain’.

No one should have the power to make you conscious about you, except you. No one should have the right to control how you feel about yourself. You are beautiful in your own skin. You don’t need to hide or change. You’re beautiful the way you are.

It applies to all of us. Each one of us. Never look down on someone. As far as possible, try to cheer everyone you meet. Everyone’s fighting their own battles. There is no comparison. Each one is unique. Let us accept each other as we are. We are all beautiful.

Have you heard of this beautiful track by Alessia Cara? I just love the lyrics, the music, the video and the very feel of this song. If you haven’t watched it yet, do watch. You’ll love it. I promise.

And my favourite lines are these:

There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

No better you than the you that you are
No better you than the you that you are
No better life than the life we’re living
No better life than the life we’re living
No better time for your shine, you’re a star
No better time for your shine, you’re a star
Oh, you’re beautiful, oh, you’re beautiful

The next time someone takes a dig at you, someone judges you for the way you look, someone comments on your personality, start singing this to yourself. Trust me, it’s very powerful.

And always remember that you are beautiful just the way you are.

Have a beautiful weekend!


10 Replies to “Your Scars are Very Beautiful!”

  1. Oh yes. I totally beleive in that..

    Oh yes I am . beautiful. .its taken a long time to not hate the face in the mirror but it’s ok now..

    Each and everyone it’s a unique and every human is beautiful just need to look with open eyes…

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