My profile photo on Facebook was not of myself smiling widely or gazing mysteriously into the distance. Instead, it was the one thing I considered beautiful about myself – my feet in a stunning pair of heels. Then I met him when I was trying to add more Facebook friends.
He was charming and friendly. The first time we chatted, he called me Cinderella and it became a personal joke between both of us. After awhile, he insisted on meeting up. I still remembered that day - it was as if it happened yesterday...
I am wearing the most flattering clothes I have but I am painfully aware that I still look nothing like the gorgeous girls milling around the coffee shop where I agreed to meet him. The one thing that gives me confidence is my Cinderella shoes.
I can see him approaching, I recognize him from his Facebook profile photo. He’s scanning the feet of every girl who passes, a gesture that tugs at my heart. He nearly runs into a girl I know. She is beautiful and also very flirtatious. She gives him a smile and I can see the hope in his eyes as he looks at her feet.
He has spotted me and he does not look impressed but his eyes go to my feet anyway. In a flash, I see the disappointment and the forced smile as he comes towards me and I make my decision.
“The girl that you nearly ran into told me to wear her shoes. I have no idea why.”
He immediately runs after her, not sparing a backward glance for me.
The future stretches ahead of me as clear as snow. He is very handsome; she will not turn him down. They will be a couple, I do not know if it will last. But I see my future as well. From now on, I will spend less time on Facebook and more time helping and trying to understand with my family and friends that I used to neglect due to Facebook. My beauty will come from the inside. Then I will truly be a Cinderella.
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