Geez - all this time I thought that I didn't have a bruise on my cheek, but at least three people at work today told me they could make out some faint blueness. I can't make it out at all. I had my eyes lasered about four years ago, and my vision has gone back to shortsighted - though to a much lesser extent. So it's possible that I just don't see it because my eyesight's not as good as theirs. It kinda makes me wonder what other unsightly bits people see when they look at me. Perhaps all those pimples, moles, warts, birthmarks and freckles aren't being disguised by the application of foundation after all (don't be scared, I'm just exaggerating for effect here).
It takes me back to my teens, when I was already really shortsighted but just didn't realise how bad it was. I'd look in the mirror and be totally content with the soft-focus glow of my reflection. Regularly wearing the corrective spectacles plunged me into bouts of the blues; it was then that I noticed I wasn't as easy on the eye as I'd thought.
It gives deeper meaning to the saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", doesn't it?