Have you seen the very brilliant, gone viral, new Dove commercial entitled, “Dove Real Beauty Sketches?” #WeAreBeautiful
The commercial did an amazing job of illustrating that your every day woman perceives herself as less attractive than she is (even ugly). And, yes, the women that they interviewed and sketched were, in fact, prettier than they described themselves to be. They were also on the young side (depending on which side of the divide you are standing), mostly white, and there was not a heavy (a.k.a. overweight), monobrow (a.k.a. unibrow) amongst them!
Remembering that it was a commercial and not a documentary; remembering that they had to interview several dozen if not hundreds of women that were not featured in the commercial, remembering that it was edited, music was added, the sketch artist was hand-picked and had an uber-serious expression on his face; still, the commercial did give pause for thought.
How might I have described myself? How might you have described yourself?
I am fairly certain that I would have described the lines on my face as “laugh lines;” the lines between my eyes as “character lines,” as I have before. And, I imagine that I might ask the artist to run one of these quotes through my hair, or gently draped on my neck–”What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
What quotes would you weave through your hair, have your mouth speak, drape around your neck?
#OneWord Thursday: The First Stab of #Beauty
12 Beauty Quotes to Weave through Your Hair, Drape Around Your Neck, Wear in Pride
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucius
What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful. ~ Scott Westerfeld
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. ~ Marcus Aurelius
When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment? ~ Muriel Barbery
Beauty is not caused. It is. ~ Emily Dickinson
Beauty surrounds us. ~ Rumi
The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Happy girls are the prettiest. ~ Audrey Hepburn
The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples.. ~ Anna Godbersen
Beauty is the Illumination of your soul. ~ John O’Donohue
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. ~ Tom Robbins
You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life. ~ Coco Chanel
Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself…… ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
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PS: Dictated but not read by OLWL. Excuse all typos!
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