In movies and serials, I see actors feigning sleep with full makeup – to make the eyes look more beautiful, even when it is closed and acting like sleeping. The eye-shadow matches the dress. OMG !!! The hair is combed to perfection and the clothes are perfectly matched with ear-rings, hair-bands and even slippers. Does anybody sleep like this, in real life – I really doubt it.
I just ran to look at myself in the mirror and how ghastly I look !!!! That was one faded pant and T-shirt bought a decade ago. The hair was messy and could really make use of the comb. Except for the bindi on the forehead, the face really lacked any kind of cosmetics. I just compared this picture of myself to that person on the screen, sleeping beautifully.
Maybe, I’ll go and wash my face and make it look little better. And since the days are getting hotter in the humid Chennai, the skin becomes so sticky by evenings and the frequent face washing becomes a ritual.
There, I feel refreshed after the cold water splashing on my face !!!
Am I looking better now ???? I inspect myself in the mirror.
I don’t have the same skin, which I had when I was much younger. Of course, skin has aged, given way to wrinkles, which only I can see. 😉
Otherwise, it seems to be pretty Ok, except for those white patches, which really make me feel cosmetically low at times. I worry about those patches all the time. I start taking allopathy medicines and will look into the mirror everyday for changes to happen. But, it never gave me the required effect.
When I switched to alternative medicine, not a day will pass, without me inspecting myself in the mirror. And how wish that those patches will vanish.
People generally dont ask me about it in the first meeting with me. But, in due course, they’ll gently prod me to explain the white patches. First, it was quite irritating explaining to people about it, now I’ve learnt to smile at them without answering and just leave it at that.
Just then, came S, calling out – Hey !!! Beautiful !!! Where are you ????
I was dumbstruck. Here I am, looking at the mirror, to really see whether I look good with my refreshed face, with my white patches and all and look at him, calling me Beautiful !!!!
The moment he saw that I was inspecting my face, he knew what was going on in my mind. He made me absolutely feel better and beautiful with his explanation.
What are you to the loved ones around you- only skin, bones, height, colour, beautiful dress, face with makeup, high-heeled shoes ???? Beauty is not skin-deep. It goes beyond that.
Beauty goes beyond the skin to the depths of the heart and mind.
It goes on to fill every meal you cook with love.
Beauty is in the consideration and love, you show to the loved ones.
Beauty is when you sit next to the person through the night, when they are not well.
Beauty is when you go mad with joy, for the excellence loved ones achieve in life. By doing all these, you are beautiful.
You are silly worried about the patches on the skin. I am happy with this beautiful woman, who has made my life a green patch for me to enjoy.
More than the cosmetics and all, there is a beautiful you inside !!!!
Then, when he went to watch TV, he saw the lady sleeping with makeup and said, Doesn’t she look so old ???? 😉 😉