While we all strive for the unconditional love promised to us by the arts, sadly we often settle for reality. We can possess it all, however. All it takes is a slight tweak to our thinking.
Recently my treasured locks were brutalised by a particularly bad haircut. After some advice, and a period of seclusion, I discovered we are not what we keep.
Originally an advantage, the ego has now become arguably the largest obstacle to self-acceptance.