Thursday, May 17, 2007

paradox

my mom once told me that i am "the shallowest, deep person" she has ever known. curtis put it in a more flattering light, "you are like a diamond - turn you one way and it's all 15th century writers, and then turn you another way and it's all about fabulous shoes". they are both right. i am tempted to say that i know it's tragic, but you know what? it is not tragic! :) i am a whole human being, and whole human beings are complicated and multi-faceted! :) i want to become a woman of genuine wisdom and inner strength & beauty, and also a woman with fantastic shoes and style, and sometimes even eye liner! i don't why those two things are thought of as mutually exclusive in our culture, but i have to believe that if God gave me a desire to learn, he also gave me a desire for cuteness. it's either all from him, or none from him.

maybe this post is just to justify my (formerly) secret watching of america's next top model, but it's true none the less! :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is related to the post about Holidae eating your plants... my cat ate an entire copy of "Mr. Popper's Penguin"... he's not been the same since.

Cuteness and courage - I submit Edna St. Vincent Millay. Perhaps also Jenny McCarthy.

(jv)

rachel said...

i will have to google edna st. vincent... and i'm not sure i have a lot in common with your muse, jenny...

but i surely do love you! hollaaah to vinny!

rachel said...

her description of herself & her poet friends reminds me of you..."very, very poor and very, very merry". you make my heart happy, brother.

see you soon!

casey said...

-Hooray for poetry! (Jordan looks like Matt Damon in that picture)
-Have a great fun filled weekend (no worrying!)
-Hey, I like scrapbooking and piercing. That's a paradox if I ever heard one.