Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Look! Beauty!

I'm pondering beauty. I found some beautiful people and I'd like to tell you what I think is beautiful about them. Above, Ed Wynn. He was the loveliest Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins, wasn't he? Aren't those eyebrows fantastic? I like his long chin and his subtle smile. Incredible.

Look at Tasha Tudor. Her hair is soft and feminine and her dress is simply divine. Take a look at those hands! Those are "can do" hands, for sure.

Wendell Berry. Don't you look at that face and want to be his friend?

Maria from Sesame Street. Isn't that the prettiest combination of eyes, nose, and mouth? Her heart shows all over that face!

Aunt Bea. Can't you hear her sweet, warble-y voice? Don't you wish she was looking at you?

My favorite literary dog - Winn Dixie. He's supposed to be ugly. Nope.

Look at J.R.R. His smile is as inviting as a hot cup of tea.

Oh, Maya. You are gorgeous.

Elegant writer, Amy Tan

Puglsey. He's all kinds of cute, isn't he?

No explanation necessary.

Madeleine L'engle. There was something so enchanting about her

Do you know Corrie ten Boom? Look at her twinkly eyes. Stunning.

Every line. Every shade of rose. Every flicker of brown in eyes that looked hard to see what He sees.
Isn't that a sweet dose of beauty?


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Yes PomPom, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... I always loved my granny's soft white hair, she only ever work different shades of lilac and that too was beauty and is a colour I always come back to and wear a lot myself! Beauty in our own bodies too! I have stopped biting my nails and keep admiring my tidy hands - they seem quite beautiful after years of nibbling!

melanie said...

What a wonderful post, they are indeed beautiful people. :) xxx

Michela said...

I only knew the childen and Mother Teresa, but I absolutely love the way you have introduced them all!!! Thanks! xxxx

Kerri said...

So much to love here! I adore Tasha Tudor, and Wendell Berry and Maya and of course you saved the best for last. I remember reading Corrie's book when I was growing up too. Such an amazing story x

SusanB-knits said...

Beautiful pictures today. Thank you for sharing.

libbyquilter said...

Pom Pom, i think you left somebody out . . . YOU~!~
i know you are one of the most beautiful people in the whole world (both inside and out)~!!~


Jessica said...

Great Post!So many of these fascinating/inspiring people are my favorites too! Imagine that ;-)


Saleslady371 said...

Great list of beautiful people, Pom!

The Homesteading Apartment said...

I LOVE this post! You are so right...beauty is something more than an exterior glow. It is connected with the soul and is felt more than it is seen (:

Gumbo Lily said...

True beauty is built in the soul and then radiates outward through the eyes, the smile, the wrinkles, don't you think?

I'm fond of these beautiful people too.


Robin said...

Tasha Tudor is one of my heroes! She just died last year (I think) and was creative to the end. I was fortunate to visit the Abby Aldrich Museum in Williamsburg while her doll house was on display. I have all her books. I just love her! Aunt Bea, I hear, was NOT ver nice at all in person.

The dB family said...

Hello, dear Pom Pom! What a beautiful post! It brought tears to my eyes. True beauty comes from the inside and shines out. You can see that in all the beautiful people you chose!

I'm glad to be back! I've missed you!


Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

You picked the most wonderful people to showcase Beauty! I would love to take a walk in the world with each of these, and just listen to what they have to say. I would love to take a walk with YOU!! xo Kari

magsmcc said...

Oh Pom I miss you too! Especially with this treatise on beauty... A week of birthdaying ran straight into a week of marking coursework and, as you'll know, 'tis the season to be marking! The strawberries are nonetheless still blooming, behind a fairly closed garden gate!

Bradley Maston said...

beauty abounds! Love you!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Wonderful post, Pom-Pom! I loved all these faces. Wendell Berry's is particularly dear to me--he has a beautiful voice, too.


Green thumb said...

Hi PomPom, happy May Day to you too! Have a good weekend! xxx

Andrea said...

Oh, friend, I love these pictures and your beautiful comments about each one! So lovely and inspiring!

Blessings, and much love,


Aisling said...

Your beautiful people brought tears to my eyes... but I think it may have been the generous love and beauty in your comments about each of them that moved me most.