If you’ve yet to listen to Taylor Swift’s Reputation, just know that she puts it all out there in chronicling her love life and headline-making friendships and disputes.
But just when we thought the songs were juicy enough, we caught wind of a prologue included in the album’s accompanying artistic magazine that’s being sold at Target. In an open-letter format, Swift writes about false appearances, and how it’s tough to know who a person really is from the outside.
the prologue to taylor swift's album just added 47 years to my lifespan I have never been more in awe in my entire life pic.twitter.com/eOHtU7LKWG
— rachel wilson (@rachelwilson916) November 9, 2017
‘We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us,’ she writes, moving on to explain that photos posted on social media are not reality.
‘Ultimately, we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us. But then we wake up, look in the mirror at our faces and see the cracks and scars and blemishes, and cringe,’ she adds. ‘The point being, despite our need to simplify and generalise absolutely everyone and everything in this life, humans are intrinsically impossible to simplify. We are never just good or just bad.’
— abigail did something bad (@champagnesea__) November 10, 2017