Sandra Bullock - World's Most Beautiful Woman
Sandra Bullock has been named PEOPLE Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman. Sure, I could talk about how pretty she is, how she’s still one of Tinsletown’s highest paid actors, and how we both have aged as gracefully as we have, but that’s not what I found interesting about Julie Jordan’s article. Bullock is the oldest woman to take the coveted title, and I think it’s a big step for the magazine and the media’s concept of “beauty” in general.
The 50 year old actress says, “Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it's just so hard not to say, 'Oh, I need to look like that'. No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they're in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying”.
Moms are sent directly from heaven, of this I am sure. I have rarely see mothers that don’t exude beauty to some degree. Moms have faces that are equivalent to complete statements. The soft ones that say, “I love you more than the number of stars in the sky. More than the sand on the beach.” Even the looks accompanied by a middle name have a glow to them - the look is bad, but the love behind it is gorgeous.
Want to know the definition of perfect beauty? For me, it is a mother feeding a baby, both of them completely unaware of the world passing by. All she feels is the little fingers hanging on to hers. All she hears is the gulping sound with the occasional gasp needed to get the next mouthful down the hatch. All she sees lays quietly against her boosom. She is memorized by every inch of that child. She can name every habit, every cry’s interpretation. In my eyes, true beauty is a woman that would die for the welfare of her child. What is more stunning than that? What is more perfect?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My boys think I am beautiful, and that makes my heart sing! I think my mom was perfect in her grace and her intelligence. I loved the way she dressed and her passion for gardening. She stood out because she was confident, proud, and broken, all in one package - and that is what I loved so very much.
Congratulations Sandra! You sound like a beautiful mother. Here is to hoping that Louis always thinks you’re an astronaut! Here is to all of us moms. I am so proud that I can say that I am beautiful, I know this because my boys told me so! Do you agree with People Magazine’s choice? If not, who do you think should have graced the cover? Tell me about it in the comment section below. We’ll talk again on Friday, I’ll bring the coffee. -R.