It’s hardest to be one’s true self as Teddy discovers there is nothing wrong in accepting our lackings. Because personality pierces through the cloth and the skin to shine beyond.
Uncle Ruff, the brown dog looked at the little kitten trying to fix a bow tie. The reflection of the little one made Ruff smile.
‘Why are you smiling, Uncle Ruff?’ questioned Teddy, the greyish kitten.
‘You remind me of the days when I was young,’ said the brown dog.
‘I’m sure you were much better than I am. Look at these braces and spectacles. I’m a geek,’ said the kitten staring at his braces reflect back on the mirror.
‘So,’ said Ruff and paused.
‘What’s wrong about being a geek. You’re not hurting anyone, its who you are Ted. Don’t worry,’ he added.
Teddy pondered upon at his reflection on the mirror.
‘Well, its who I am,’ said Teddy with a smile.
‘Yeah, my boy you’ll look best at the prom,’ said Ruff proudly.
Illustration by Subina Shrestha.