Today’s Mental Moment…
(it’s Tuesday by the way for those of you that need a reminder…like me)
Is a Question,
What makes a woman beautiful?
We covered this a bit in my recent post Waxing Barbaric, but that was more about..um..me. My beauty secrets and stuff.
For those of you who don’t know, and that might be all of you, I am a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe.
Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with her. Her beauty, her vulnerability, her strength.
I guess you could say I have a girl crush on her.
Kind of a funny thing though when I was a little girl I remember looking at some of the last pictures taken of her..and thinking she was old. She was 36 when she died. I passed 36, a while back, and I am not old. Weird about perception as a child, isn’t it?
There is no doubt of course she was beautiful but there is something else about her. She had that je ne sais quoi.. it was more than her hair or makeup or ..curves. She oozed it.
Starlets were a dime a dozen back then and they all were made to look kinda the same. But Marilyn, though made the same way on the outside..stood out.
She shone brighter than a million lights.
She wasn;t taken seriously, but thought deeply, loved fiercely and lived passionately. She had to work hard for everything she did. To be considered a serious actress. She sang, she danced, she modeled.
She did her own thing as much as was allowed.
Here is a clip with various pictures of Marilyn, look at it and tell me… do you see the look? DO you think she’s got it? Or do you think that it’s all hair makeup and lighting?
What is the look?
I think this woman was amazing and beautiful and misunderstood, funny, smart, warm and loving.
What do you think?
TO Your Mental State, Whatever it may be…
Lizzie Cracked (never broken)