“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful that the belief that she is beautiful.”
~ Sophia Loren.
I posted this quote in Facebook, which got a number of reactions.
I was struck by the passion of the response and I got that the responses were beliefs that Peeps were expressing.
I dropped into my normal chiding style of responding but then I got into my flow and discovered what I really though makes Women beautiful to me. I wrote:
I guess if you set the standard of measurement of beauty as being skin and bone then other measurement standards may appear to be Politically Correct. (Personally, I experience the majority of politically structured people as complete Jack Asses)
If what I see pleases my eye it can be beautiful
If what I see and then feel pleases my emotional state it can be beautiful If what I see and then hear pleases my listening it can be beautiful
I have a tendency to the Visual as my strong suit but even what I smell and taste can be beautiful and most certainly the combination of the aforementioned things and the spirit that holds those things in the way they are presented can be beautiful
I know many incredibly beautiful women who do not fit many of the modern day procreation selection material or sexual stimulation standards yet who possess such beauty that I am stimulated because it is their ontological presentation that I experience as beauty.
I do not experience that as being at the centre of that woman. I experience that as a single quality or multiple qualities that they present.
Perhaps that what Sophia was alluding to when she described it as belief.
I don’t know. I am not Sophia Loren
The picture selection and following information comes from Google Search:
Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren is widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honoured actress. Wikipedia
Born: September 20, 1934, Rome, Italy
Height: 1.74 m
Full name: Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti
Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966-2007)
Children: Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti
Two Women 1960
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1963
Marriage Italian Style 1964