Friday, January 22, 2010

audrey hepburn's beauty tips. 40 m + 29 m

i love audrey hepburn. she has the neck of a swan. there are others who are beautiful, elegant and all that. yet i've always felt there's something about her that is beyond that. i feel like no matter how i try to describe her it's just not all she is. i have a photo of her in a t-shirt and pony tail and she shines like the princess of the whole wide world.

hwubby knows i love her. he says, here's something about your little audrey.

it's a poem she wrote when she was asked to share her 'beauty tips.' it was read at her funeral years later. it goes like this.

for attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
for lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
for a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
for beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
for poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
people, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. as you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

aaahhh. the light of her inner self is the make up. the sweetness, goodness, kindness and generosity are her wardrobe, her jewelry.

in this morning's meditation it comes to me something my little audrey say about 'my fair lady' the movie, it's one of those rare moments when all the elements come together seamlessly.

i can say that about her.

and now i know my inner self is no different than hers.

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