Saturday, February 7, 2015

Beauty Reflections


It was only the beginning of February, but Spring fashions were already displayed in every store window on Fifth Avenue in NYC. Not anything she could afford or even dream about wearing in less than 0 sizes. But those perfectly dressed mannequins were not real. They never shed any tears, never fell in or out of love, never had any trouble fitting into a pair of jeans. They never laughed either; neither did they experience joy. She caught a glimpse of her reflection in the window and smiled, glad to be a real woman in the real world.

true beauty
resides inside-
reflecting  outward



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A contemporary haibun (combination of prose and haiku) for you today. Enjoy! xx

25 comments:

  1. Who wants to be that skinny anyway, blah haha that it does indeed, shines away.

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  2. i would take live over a mannequin any day...
    and seriously...what body type are mannequins...
    on the other hand...makes me think of them already
    selling the next holiday before the next one is done...

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  3. Che belle vetrine, io sono per l'ultima vetrina...Buona Domenica Loredana! ciao Cri : )

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  4. ah that is so true... better imperfect but alive than beautiful and static

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  5. The ability to laugh so easily get sacrificed to visual perfection... And so perfection is lost to perfection.

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  6. I don't want to be a mannequin, smiles ~ I see that spring fashions are coming in stores here too ~

    Grace

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  7. so true... the inner person (our heart) is where beauty can be found

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  8. It's eerie seeing mannequins..particularly when they are not dressed...it reminds you perhaps how empty the wish to be like that is..

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  9. This is a great haibun, Loredana. I like how you make us see that window from the point of view of the persona. The haiku made me smile.

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  10. There is a good message in this, Loredana. Humans are not mannequins & never should expect themselves to fit THAT mold!

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  11. Indeed it does! I am amazed at how accurately photos of my face reflect my inner state at the time. Magical.

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  12. YES! Wonderful! Great photos too, enjoyable for this armchair "traveler".

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  13. Spring is in the stores here also.
    It's shaping up to be a tough winter, so I am enjoying seeing all of the spring colors.

    Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend.

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  14. Amen. I like the moment of the smile.

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  15. I always enjoy my visit here :-)
    ZQ

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  16. Yes, they are fantasy, impossible. Better to be real.

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  17. I love how we are caught in those windows sometimes....but we see our real reflections thankfully! I laughed when I read, 'never had any trouble fitting into a pair of jeans.' So very true!

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  18. That is so true. Real beauty comes from within & there could be no better way to say it. Others are just lured by the standards set by society about what & how beauty should be. Lovely Haibun, Loredana. Smiles.

    - ksm

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  19. Oh yes, it's important to be a real woman, to not be misled by the illusion that the fashion industry tries to impose on us. Good write.

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  20. It is nice to enjoy that brief moment of near dreams to lift the day's feel. Nicely Loredana!

    Hank

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  21. Hello! I greet and invite you to watch the new winter photos on my blog.

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  22. So beautiful and so so true! I'm very happy to be a real woman in the real world, too :) You are incredibly talented in both writing and photography!

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