Thursday, January 17, 2013

Them Girls

Wild Azaleas
Hanging on a wall of a chain restaurant, is a picture of beautiful young women in one piece swimsuits. Getting up to look at who they are, I say, "I bet those girls are older than me".

Them girls are beauty contestants circa 1937. The depression was raging. War had started in Europe. A bevy of beauties stand resplendent in the pleasure a teen woman feels in being the center of attention. For a few hours she is princess of the realm.

I've seen pictures taken of young women at the height of joy and beauty as they transition from childhood to adulthood. The perfection of beauty in youth picked and discarded usually by the person by real or imagined flaws.

There's the words above one woman, "The winner" and clearly she is the prettiest. The evil witch in Snow White must be rolling in her grave.

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