A to Z Challenge 2017 · The way I see it · whatever!


B16 is for B16eauty

The way I see it…

Outer or physical beauty is as they say in the eye of the beholder. Each of us sees or defines beauty differently. What or who is beautiful in my eyes may not be beautiful to you. That doesn’t make ugly what or who I see as beautiful.


The media, however, seems to want us all to see beauty through its lens. What or who we see in magazines and in the movies, on TV or any other media form is defined for us as either beautiful or not beautiful. Celebrities are shown to us as the standard of beauty and many accept it or use it as the rule or model of beauty.

I am not denying that celebrities are beautiful but I am asking is what we see in the media real? Most photographs we see of these beautiful people are not candid shots taken in everyday ordinary circumstances. They are usually photos taken by professionals for publicity with makeup and clothing professionally done with artful touch ups by the photographer or taken at public events with makeup and clothing that are perfectly done. If we were to see them without the benefit of the media’s lens would their beauty be the same or would it be more realistic?

What makes someone beautiful in your eyes, the media’s lens or something intangible and perhaps less perfect? Are we taking away or refusing to see the beauty of the average person because of the artistry of the media?

The way I see it…true beauty is more than what the eye beholds.

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Beautiful · In Other Words (Quotes) · someone said · Uncategorized

“So much has been said…

In Other Words

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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In Other Words (Quotes) · someone said · Sophia Loren

Love is the answer…

The prompt for In Other Words this week:

 “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful
than the belief that she is beautiful.”
Sofia Loren

Young women are beautiful.
Old women are beautiful.
Too often they don’t believe they are beautiful.
What makes a woman believe she is beautiful?




Always love.

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