Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Illumination

Most of us have probably harbored negative feelings about our physical appearance at some point in our lives. When these feelings lodge and fester, they deplete our spirits. I see Guidotti’s images as a visual reminder to be kinder to ourselves and more generous and joyous in how we construe beauty in all its manifestations.
--Nancy Rosenbaum, Associate Producer of Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett 

This is a quote from a recent Speaking of Faith segment entitled Embracing the Beauty of Genetic Difference. You can read more and watch a remarkable narrated slide show and video by clicking HERE.


  1. The amazing material you expose us to in your blog reminds me I play my X-Box WAY too freakin' much.

    I gotsta get me some of dat culture. ;)

  2. Reminds me of Winifred Gallagher: "If you want to see what a grown up man and woman look like, go to an art museum. Big thighs, big bellies...and they seem to be having a good time."

  3. Isn't it amazing how the idea of beauty has evolved. Think Marilyn Monroe of today, she would be seen as fat. Rubens' women, the images which caused the term ' Rubenesque', were seen as beautiful in his day.

  4. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for this.

  5. My brain goes all over the place with this.
    I hate that I've gained weight. I see it as a weakness.
    Which makes me feel even weaker for being so vain.
    Which makes me eat chips.

  6. i spent the morning writing about just this...
    the tumultuous accepting/rejecting of my genetic minefield of loss and gain.

    depending on the day. no, hour, well sometimes moment...

  7. I love Speaking of Faith! Haven't listened to that one yet...I am always behind and listen on my comptuter.

    Cool painting. Makes me feel better about my dimples.

  8. I loved everything about that slide show. May post it on my place. THanks

  9. Not enough can be made of loving our bodies.



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