The white man uses the word "beautiful" to describe every white woman breathing. The sight of the woman can bring on seizures of diarrhea to you, but to him she's "BEAUTIFUL". I've heard him use that word so damn much, I believe it became a turnoff. Liz Taylor was very pretty. No one matches her in the looks department. She was English and to me the English aren't "beautiful", but her face was something else with those gorgeous lavender eyes.
People use so much shit to enhance themselves to the point you're not looking at the individual, you're looking at a mask. I use mascara, take the shine off this 60 watt lightbulb of a nose I have, line my eyes and enhance the eyebrows. That's it. But when I remove that stuff, the REAL me's underneath. I look alright to me; my kids think I'm pretty, my husband's been with me so long I'm not sure we see each other the same. We've become like old tattered shoes together. I'm happy with me being me and him being him.
People that are assumed to be "beautiful", are enhanced; they remove the mask and it can put one in a coma of fear at the sight of the REAL person. Oprah had an actress on her show one day, that decided for some damn reason to remove her makeup. Damn, when she did that, she looked like a skeleton that hadn't been laid down in a coffin yet and hadn't been buried. The sight of that scared me to death. I still haven't gotten over it; I'll refrain from using her name. That definitely wasn't pretty one bit!!!
To me, there are beautiful dogs in the Westminster Dog show, Sunny and Bo, beautiful race horses, beautiful lions, tigers. People, not so much.
The Color Purple just made me dislike Danny Glover, I never recovered from him treating Whoopi in the way he did. I get too involved in that fake shit, can't separate the fake from the reality, have to leave it alone.
You see "beautiful", I see "pretty"; it's all good. As crazy as folks are these days, I'm not seeing much of anything in the looks department, because I can't figure out what has happened to human beings everywhere. Whole bunch of women and children blown to bits yesterday in Pakistan, I think. Not much beauty or pretty with the Homo Sapiens as of late.
Just a rant, Koco; you're beautiful with words; I enjoy the many readings you provide. If I saw you, I'd probably think you're "pretty."