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Image Spotlight: Words
By Sharon Brown on August 8, 2016

Sometimes we only need a word or two.

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ImageSharon
Aug 7, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
The quote repeated:

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing."
ImageMoonhowl
Aug 7, 2016 10:37 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
A beautiful 16 year old has only genetics to thank for her countenance. At 60, the life you have lived, the joy you have given and the courage and kindness of your actions and interactions are etched on your soul and therefore shine through as true beauty.
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagepajonica
Aug 7, 2016 11:03 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
At 68 my 38 year old wife finds me atractive, good enough for me. Big Grin
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagequilter5
Aug 8, 2016 4:34 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
And at 73 my 62 year old husband still thinks I'm beautiful too. We have it made Jon!!!!! Big Yellow Grin
Imagenap
Aug 8, 2016 5:24 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
My Burmese people keep trying to get me to tell them my age. I say I'm 32. Hilarious! They know only that I am in my 60s.

I am reluctant to tell them that I am 69 years old because in their culture, that is like the end of life. I have seen their people who are my age and they look 80 or 90. They worry about losing me, so I avoid the truth with them. But this quote is about beauty, not longevity.

Which makes me wonder....how old do you think the author of this quote was when she said it? I think it is quite accurate, as long as we are talking about the average woman and not the Hollywood types who spend big bucks to try to maintain a youthful attractiveness.

A truly beautiful soul does seem to improve ones appearance as it matures.

ImageZanymuse
Aug 8, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
At 16 my skin was smooth and clear. My hair was thick and shiny. My teeth were white and strong. My body was slender and straight. But I was unsure of myself. I thought that all the other 16 year olds around me were prettier.

Now, my skin is wrinkled and splotchy. My hair is thin and gray. My teeth are plastic. My body is short and stout. But I face the world with confidence. I know there are prettier women all around me just as there are smarter, more vibrant personalities. But I also know that I have a beauty that belongs only to me. It makes me unique. It makes me greet the world knowing I am loved and that I love others. There is no room in my soul for ugly and my soul is filled with beauty. I was prettier at 16 but I am beautiful now.
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ImageSharon
Aug 8, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Zany, that is the most eloquent post. I love your words; they broaden the depth of the quote.
Imagenap
Aug 8, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
That was a beautiful way to express yourself, Brenda. Lovey dubby
Imagequilter5
Aug 9, 2016 3:53 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
You expressed what we feel Zany. Thank you for your words.... Group hug Lovey dubby
ImageZanymuse
Aug 9, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Thank you. There only beautiful people here. Lovey dubby
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ImageSharon
Aug 9, 2016 10:51 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Lovey dubby Zany!
ImageDaylilyOma2
Aug 9, 2016 5:43 PM CST
Name: DaylilyOma2
OH
Be a good day maker! Smile!
Wisdom! Lovey dubby
Oma
Imagepajonica
Aug 9, 2016 11:10 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
*Blush*
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagequilter5
Aug 12, 2016 6:06 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I have copied your post with credit to you Brenda. May I use it that way?
ImageZanymuse
Aug 12, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Yes, Barb, I am flattered.
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ImageSharon
Aug 12, 2016 4:46 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Zany,

The beauty of the words you shared with us, just wow; the art of writing creatively has been with you all these years. You are just now finding this eloquent way of stringing them together and allowing us to see the lovely talented person behind the screen or you are just now letting us see that side of you. I've read them over and over and over. How beautiful your words make me feel. They can likely apply to all of us.

Words like Zany's help us to see ourselves all over again.

Thank you so much.

(PS I don't have plastic teeth . . . yet . . . and I'm about the same skinny size I've always been, but the insecurities were mine as well. Your words touched my heart just as they touched the others who read them.)
ImageZanymuse
Aug 12, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Sharon, I can think of no higher compliment those of you here have given.

I admit that, having grown more comfortable with the wonderful people here, I do feel more comfortable in expressing myself than I did before. That confidence is a result of growth on my part and encouragement on yours. I have no doubt that we are all more beautiful now than we ever dreamed of being in our youth.

I have known people that grew uglier with age because of bitterness. They are unhappy with themselves and everything around them. I feel sad for them. But there are none like that here, and for that I am grateful and happy.
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Imagenap
Aug 12, 2016 5:36 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
This is the part I like best....

" I also know that I have a beauty that belongs only to me." Lovey dubby
ImageZanymuse
Aug 12, 2016 6:15 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Yes, my beauty is uniquely mine. Nap's, Sharon's, Barb's, Jon's, Oma's, beauty lies within them and each is unique to them. There can be no contest to decide which is more beautiful than the other. The only contest is within us to become the most beautiful self we can be.
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ImageSharon
Aug 12, 2016 6:49 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I'll tell you this right now. My Sunshine loves me more than she loves all of you and she for sure just now told me that I am the absolute most beautiful-est of all.

So there.

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