‘If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.’
( Roald Dahl: chapter: Mrs Twit)
Dedicated to many Ugly Ducklings, who learnt later in life , that the so called ‘ugliness’ was the problem of those who degraded them in the first place. That they would always have good thoughts, as beautiful as swans, and that they were/ are/ would be lovely in the eyes of those who are good.