spectating participant

May 16, 2004

just black and white?

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 11:17 pm

Now, I don’t claim to be an amazing beauty. Sure don’t think I’m hard on the eyes either. However, I’ve come to notice, that I must not posses a beauty or attractiveness that is of this time. Seems the only comments and compliments I ever get about who I do or who I could look like are to some black-and-white movie star. It seems thats I’m trapped in the flat images of grayscale, no vividness or subtly of color to be found.

Tonight someone pointed out that I could easily don the looks of Louise Brooks. A wonderfully attractive woman, I agree, and full of the soft seductive charm that I cherish at times. But still, black and white. Prior to her, I’d been compared to Clara Bow. Again, I’m quite pleased with the comparison, but feel that maybe my palette is not so limited.

So, am I simply shades of light and dark. Or has the world lost that delicate alluring charm of understatement? Maybe it isn’t that I’m only as pretty as the past, perhaps the present has just morphed into something too sparkling, to styled, too flashy for my pace. Give me the deep eyes, defined pouty lips, and dark hair any day over the painted up expressions on magazine covers today.