Monday, August 28, 2006

Confessions of an Angelino


#44: Little Bo Talks "Peep!"

About Using Botox: Paralyzing the facial muscles so they can’t reveal one’s creases, wrinkles and subtle curves creates a distorted read. The alleged enhancement upstages the persona! It’s distracting to talk to a dead face that, however expressionlessly, talks back.

It’s counterintuitive in such a circumstance; we’re supposed to be paying our respects and moving on. And yet, injected and paid for, the face continues to attempt to emote, a turtle shell with a mouth and eyes, I strain to listen, but cannot remember what she said.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back.

Sincerely, John O, Miami, Fl.

slskenyon said...

I don't see how a lack of wrinkles really means beauty. We equate beauty with youth, which diminishes the natural and unique beauty of different stages in life. There was a line I once read that said "And with every lesson learned, a line upon your beautiful face." I think I'd prefer to be that.