Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
Used with the permission of Wayne Misner.
Your Love for Me Has Wilted Away and Died
While most of
my friends are saddened by the end of summer and the approach of
winter, I feel my adrenalin pumping more quickly as I enjoy one
of my favorite months of the year —October.
Something To Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances
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But after Ava saw some research she wasn't supposed to, someone wants her dead. And now she has to deal with the Southern talking, g-dropping, charming LAPD detective Ricky Don McKinzie.
Her life is just beginning to get complicated.
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But when I look around me, in any given situation I see many older fat folks who are happily (and healthily) going about their sweet business.
Then I remember to ask myself, who is the last person I heard about who had a heart attack or open heart surgery? And it's usually a thin-to-average person who has been through this bad experience.
I keep wondering, where are all these fat folks who are dying?
In the meantime, let us revisit a time in our not-so-distant past when fat was considered beautiful. In fact, down through history, fat has been considered beautiful more often than the painfully thin that is pushed in our present misguided, diet-infested time.
I recently ran
across this website that I have enjoyed browsing: Timeless Beauty.
I didn't realize that some of Rubens' paintings were of his wife. Found on the above website:
"Late in his life, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) fell helplessly in love with sixteen-year-old Hélène Fourment, and eventually married her. His new wife became his love and inspiration, serving as the model for most of the paintings that he executed in the last, most fertile phase of his career."
And let's not forget Lillian Russell. Here
is an extensive photo gallery:
On Wikipedia, we find "Lillian Russell
(December 4, 1861 – June 6, 1922) was an American actress and singer. She
became one of the most famous actresses and singers of the late 19th
century and early 20th century, known for her beauty and style, as well as
for her voice and stage presence."
But Lillian wasn't just a sex symbol; she was an
activist, writer, and more. "In later years, Russell wrote a newspaper
women's suffrage (as her mother had), and was a popular lecturer,
advocating an optimistic philosophy of self-help and drawing large crowds.
World War I, she recruited for the U.S. Marine Corps and raised money
for the war effort. Russell became a wealthy woman, and during the
Actors' Equity strike of 1919, she made a major donation of money to
sponsor the formation of the
Chorus Equity Association by the chorus girls at the
Ziegfeld Follies. According to the March 17, 1922 edition of
The New York Times, Russell traveled aboard the
R.M.S. Aquitania from
Southampton, England, to the Port of New York on the March 11 to March
17 crossing. "[She] established a precedent by acting as Chairman of the
ship's concert, the first woman, so far as the records show, to preside at
an entertainment on shipboard."
I think it's time we get back to our roots!
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Something to Think About.
Wayne L Misner
a Feb. 11, 2009 Conversation with Pat Ballard
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