Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Hi Beautiful"

Last week I went to town. I was wearing a T-shirt and a jeans pants with ordinary blue shoes. I did not think I was attractive on that day, just busy. I was walking hurriedly about my business but once in a while I was greeted with the comment "Hi Beautiful".

That is always a good comment and at my age I considered it a GREAT comment. But what does it really mean? For me, it means that I have accomplished a look that is attractive. The old adage says that "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". So I believe that these men find me to be attractive. Yet I ask myself why are they basing their comment on looks? How do they know that I am beautiful?

It is the culture on the island that I live for men to comment as women pass their way. As I replied to their comments I guess they have accomplished being noticed for a brief moment by someone they find attractive. But beauty is really in the inside and some truly beauty people are not physically attractive.

Nevertheless it is good to be noticed and called beautiful once in a while.

So "Hi" to all those who do not feel they are beautiful on the outside. You are beautiful!