Raw, adjective: 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture

Once again my favorite columnist Mark Morford has hit the nail on the head. If you missed it, last week there was an article in the Times about the amounts some women of a certain age pay in hot spots like NYC and LA just to keep themselves properly primped and plucked. We're talking upwards of $3000 a month. And in this morning's column, Morford hits the sadness and the total unsexiness of the whole shebang:

"...You don't actually have to *be* sexy, or smart, or well put together, or healthy attuned desirous spiritual likable. You just have to *look* like you are...."

Big theme in a lot of my favorite writers' work on beauty: this notion that people are so consumed with taking care of the superficial that what's inside remains simply an Empty Package. Anyway - here's the article. Read it and be renewed.

"Why Aren't You More Beautiful?"

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Heidi said…
Amen sister.

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