The Body Beautiful

This Model, pictured at right, doctored up to look freakishly thin for the Magazine Cover. What? She wasn't Gorgeous ENOUGH???

This Model, pictured at right, doctored up to look freakishly thin for the Magazine Cover. What? She wasn’t Gorgeous ENOUGH???

Wow!
With all of the things I have posted about and all of the Controversial Topics I have touched upon, this last post seems to have set off the most negative response.

I asked my HairDresser about it.
I told her that I had written a post about our Ability to see ourselves and our bodies as Beautiful, even as we Age.
She is an Absolutely Beautiful Korean-American Woman,
and the Best HairDresser in Show Business!
She stopped what she was doing,
Stood,
And Glared at me.
Then she spoke, “You’re on your own with that one.”
She shook her head and lamented, “Bodies…”

How has the Media been So Successful in Making us Feel that our Bodies are “Less Than?”
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TipToe Through the Tulips

Tulip Festival Skagit Valley, WA

Tulip Festival Skagit Valley, WA

Tulips
Everywhere
Fields of them
Ephemeral

Apparently there is an annual Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley
Of Washington State
Up near Bellingham.
Who knew?

So off we went to see the Tulips
I am playing Tiny Tim singing “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”
on Repeat in the car

We park and head into a field.

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True Beauty

IMG_0800There was a Top Modeling Agent
Who when asked how he did it
How he found the Most Beautiful Women in the World —
SuperModels —
He responded, “I look for the flaw. (more…)

Spring has Sprung

20140315_133402 - Version 2Rebirth
Renewal
Daylight Lengthens
Spring Begins…
Look closely.
There are buds on the twigs…

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Don’t Buy It!

Valentines-Day CandleFebruary 14th is St. Valentine’s Day.

According to CNN, last year’s Valentine’s Day spending total for Americans was:
$ 18,600,000,000.00

BIG BUSINESS!

All for a day which honors a third Century Roman Martyr who was beaten, stoned, and then decapitated under the Emperor CLAUDIUS II, for marrying young Christian Couples in secret at a time when it was believed that single men made better soldiers (Less timid in battle; Less responsibilities — More fearless… Not dissimilar to today’s recruiting policies…)

How did this turn into 18.6 Billion Dollars in Spending? (more…)