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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, Even if Sometimes the Beholder is Blind.

English: Logo of the Declaration for Healthy F...

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When I begin a new work, be it a novel, short story or a blog, I sit in front of a blank sheet with a vague idea and commence to tapping on the keys. Artistry comes in many forms, from the written word to masterpieces on canvas.

It’s true that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I for one like to see a picture that looks like a picture. Not splatters of paint, irregular shapes with alternate meanings or women with four boobs.

With a little thought, we can take the few items I have mentioned and apply it to our world today.

For instance:

The shape of women, down through history, in most paintings depict protruding bellies and plump bottoms. Don’t hold me to this, but it seems that if that’s the way women were portrayed then that’s the way they were seen as desirable.

Fast forward several centuries in to the photographic age, and we find a complete turnaround. Women with flat stomachs, tight buttocks and now we’ve traded in four smaller boobs for two big ones.

Now, if we look around we see that most women fit somewhere in between the first description and the last.  We know what it takes to look like ladies of old.  Shall now we delve into what it takes (according to television) to look like the modern, more desirable woman?

It seems you can eat what you want as long as you take a pill.  This pill seems to work, giving the recipient the perfect body as desired. After a while though, it seems like this pill will cause damage to certain organs and is removed from the market.

Before long another pill arrives on the scene which allows the dieter to indulge in delectable foods and still attain the perfect body of today.  Oops!  Here comes the organ damage again.  No matter.  We’ll change the formula and start all over again.

Now there’s one thing I can’t wrap my poor little head around.  I’ve seen the meat wagon chasers (some call them personal injury lawyers, I prefer the former) jump on nearly every drug including analgesics and denture cream, but never attack the perfect body pills.

I believe we would be much happier if we ate healthy food, exercised and cut our self a little slack in the looks department.  Be happy with yourself the way you are and spend your time helping other people.


Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish and he’ll sit out in a boat and drink beer.

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