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On the Subject of Beauty

March 12th, 2008

Just for the record: I joked in yesterday’s post. I mean, I do not want my daughters to elevate beauty above all else, but I promise I don’t submerge them in an ice bath chanting, “you’re ugly, but smart!” either.

 

Anyway. I got to thinking. I mean, yes, I recreated yesterday’s conversation for comedic effect, but, but…there’s a nugget of something there when people gently suggested that I may have been a bit too militant. Sure, my daughter needs validation and perhaps I’d been remiss in this area in my attempts to de-focus her “am I beautiful?” question. I really appreciated the comments about this point.

 

I want to talk about this more. Because I’m insecure and I always have been, especially about my looks. This still lives in me today, in fact, it’s living quite well, thank you, and is in fact putting a down payment on its Florida retirement home next week.

 

So, I’m going to write a photo essay on beauty this afternoon. I’ve got lots to say. And I’m going to be honest. And it won’t be pretty.

 

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See? I told you.

 

Stay tuned for more scintillation!

 

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On March 12th, 2008, Steph said:

Nice picture I thought for a minute some got a hold of my High school yearbook photo

On March 12th, 2008, Angela said:

I deal with similar demons in my home that is occupied by two young ladies. There is such horrible capital around beauty. And such consequence too. Ack.

On March 12th, 2008, matteroffactmommy said:

i think you just do what you can and hope for the best… that’s what our mother’s did (at least!)

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