Thursday, February 9, 2012

Beauty and the Beholder

Scoob turned to me as we were eating lunch today and with total sincerity said, "You look so glamorous today."


Friends of ours are having some marital problems, and as a result I know we've both been more attentive and appreciative toward each other. There have been a lot more thank yous for daily household chores. A lot more hand holding. A lot more random hugs and kisses. And a lot more turning off/putting down everything else to spend just 5 or 10 undistracted minutes together.

Which is all well and good, but still, as I looked at my multi-blue striped Dr. Seuss socks, grey sweatpants, maroon flannel top, and hair barely pulled back in a pony, huh? was the only thing that came to mind.

Followed by, crap, he needs a new contact lens perscription.

Turns out he was referring specifically to my eye make-up, but I rather like the general, all-encompassing compliment better. What gal wouldn't?

The whole episode made me remember a quote I read recently that made me laugh.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
               —Miss Piggy, Miss Piggy's Guide to Life

I'm happy to report, no shiners were given today.

(And, I may have to find a copy of this book!)


  1. Aww... and FABULOUS quote!!! :)

    This is the valentine I got: