Wednesday, May 13, 2009
What the hell???
“50 Most Beautiful Canadians” and I’m not included in the list??!!
Who the heck’s in charge of this magazine? What pissant screwed up the assignment?
Had this glaring omission not occurred and they’d asked me the question, “When do you feel most beautiful?” I’d actually have been hard-pressed to come up with an answer. Unlike Shania, it’s not when I get out of the tub – unless the mirrors are somewhat fogged up. Nor would I say after a few drinks because I don’t drink often enough and I do feel beautiful more frequently than that. When I’m all dressed up? Not really – don’t do that often enough either.
Maybe on those occasions when I’m smiling, laughing, happy, content and totally unselfconscious of myself? Does that make sense? How can I feel beautiful when not conscious of myself? Ah, never mind...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a state of mind, etc., etc. Or, in Stendhal’s words, “Beauty is the promise of happiness.” I think his words take into account just about everything in the world we perceive as beautiful.
And, hey, to be honest, I didn’t even buy the magazine – just looked at the cover.
I MAY VERY WELL BE ON THAT LIST!
(they just never got around to asking me the question…)