Letting Beauty Fade

Letting Beauty Fade

Short, fat, tall, thin.I look in the mirror and a thousand voices echo in my head.This is too big, that’s not big enough.My inner critic is relentless and harsh.Images swirl through my mind’s eye.Bone-thin models and beautiful actresses and singers.Every one of them telling me the same thing.You don’t measure up. Then the if onlys…

Glasses

by Annie F. Downs I finally purchased new glasses yesterday. I began wearing glasses in 4th grade. I have been a committed contact wearer since 8th grade, which was approximately 1994.Since then, I believe I could count on my fingers how many times I have worn my glasses.And I can count on my right thumb…

Holy Beauty

Holy Beauty

Lately I’ve been thinking quite a bit about beauty. Not the girl of that nickname that I met in Thailand (though she did cross my mind), but of beauty as defined by Webster: “the quality attributed to whatever pleases or satisfies the senses or mind, as by line, color, form, texture, proportion, rhythmic motion, tone,…

His Beauty

His Beauty

“I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want – an adorable pancreas?” -Jean Kerr, The Snake Has All the Lines To be quite honest, I don’t care what anyone else has to say about beauty. All that matters is that I am beautiful to my man….

Femininity

Femininity

In the 1963 Walt Disney film Summer Magic, Hayley Mills sings an adorable little song that would have ended up on the cutting room floor in this day and age—if it had even made it that far, which is doubtful. She and Deborah Walley cheerfully instruct another girl on the wiles of womanly allurement as…

The End.

The End.