Unretouched | February 2007 | Copyright 2007
What is beauty? I have always felt conflicted by my own attractiveness – I want to be considered beautiful, and yet, I have never wanted to be measured simply on my looks alone.
There is so much more to beauty than inherited genes. There is love and kindness. There is hilarity. There is honesty and generosity. There is the ability to make a really good sandwich.
Maybe when a person tells me I’m lovely, they are looking at my face and seeing all of the character that I am missing when I look in the mirror at myself. Maybe they can see my sense of humor, my occasional fussiness, my fear of the unknown, and understand how it all makes me more beautiful. Perhaps it’s time for me to accept the compliment.
Now I am getting older, and my face is changing. I have the telltale lines around my eyes and mouth of a woman who is in the last year of her 30’s. Am I more beautiful now than ever? Should I even care?
--This week’s guest photographer is none other than my beautiful husband, Mr. Bruce Binder.