Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Age of Beauty: The Belle's Two Cents Worth

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"

I was reminded of this phrase not from Snow White, but from a movie which I watched recently, Helter Skelter. In the movie, the protagonist, Lilico was transformed from a plain Jane into a stunning beauty through plastic surgery. Fame and fortune were hers. However, things started spiraling downwards when someone new came in to replace her, and the side effects of plastic surgery started setting in. Mental turmoil saw Lilico becoming unstable, torturing those close to her to give vent to her frustration.

There are few who can honestly say that they do not covet beauty and youth. But how far should we go? Jars and bottles of the latest miracle potion, needles, and going under the knife- with modern technology, almost anything is possible. To say that external beauty goes away with age will soon become a thing of the past. Do we want to spend time and energy pursuing the miracle of youth, or appreciate what we have been blessed with? You decide.

Only when we are able to look past the superficial beauty of youth, can we truly begin to appreciate beauty.

**This is not meant to speak for or against plastic surgery. I am discussing what women do for youth and beauty. I am no saint, either, and I hope to preserve my youth as much as the next girl. I only hope to encourage you to not be obsessed with the beauty of youth, but in other forms as well. Now go slather on that anti aging cream.

See you again soon, my beauties!


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