Once more for the people in the back: I am small and beautiful.
In a photo posted to Twitter on Friday, Zarina Muhammad shared her younger brother’s fake passport, the result of a class exercise — presumably intended to teach kids about international travel — and years of unbridled, tiny-human pride.
It’s a basic, little worksheet, complete with fake paper stamps, a passport number (12345, of course), fill-in blanks for gender and age, and lastly, an area for a physical description.
For most, that last section would prompt hair/eye color, height, and skin tone descriptors. You know, the kinds of things one would be asked about by airport security.
For this ray of sunshine, it resulted in the instantly iconic sentence: “I am small and beautiful.”
Self-confidence mastery with just a sprinkle of “i’m baby” meaninglessness, “I am small and beautiful” is the only view of one’s self worth having.
Print it on t-shirts. Get it up on billboards. Carve it into my tombstone. It’s time to spread the word, “I am small and beautiful.”
Now, next question.