News Flash

pulp_leg.jpgI won­der far too much for my own good, so much in fact, that I won­der about my won­der­ing.

For instance, when I come to these grand pro­nounce­ments of mun­dan­i­ty that I am rather prone to reach­ing after won­der­ing about things, I won­der if many peo­ple have already reached such con­clu­sions and that what I find as being fresh, grand and ground­break­ing is noth­ing more than anoth­er step on a mat­u­ra­tion process that bil­lions of oth­er folks have already gone through.

The spe­cif­ic epiphany that I have reached this time I came to dur­ing the com­mu­nion pro­ces­sion at Mass on Sun­day. Ever since they decid­ed to change the rule from kneel­ing to stand­ing I spend the com­mu­nion pro­ces­sion day­dream­ing instead of pray­ing. But that’s not impor­tant right now.

There is a lot of talk about how adver­tis­ing and fash­ion mod­els and all that influ­ence lit­tle girls and turn them into anorex­ic cos­mo-zom­bies, but I real­ized that some­thing sim­i­lar hap­pens to guys too. Girls expect them­selves to look like per­fec­tion and guys, I think as a result of the same sources, expect them to look per­fect too. This is bad not only because it is unob­tain­able and adds unnec­es­sary self-con­scious­ness and oth­er bag­gage, but also because it doesn’t pay any atten­tion to what is pret­ty about girls.

This sort of feeds in to some­thing I’ll get to lat­er in the week, but for now I’ll just say that I have real­ized that I often will look at a girl and not think she is that pret­ty just because she doesn’t meet the super­mod­el stan­dard when, in truth, she is pret­ty as all get out. I don’t think it is that I’ve been too picky, instead I think I’ve been oper­at­ing under the assump­tion that the. Actu­al­ly I don’t real­ly know what point I’m try­ing to make. I guess I just real­ize that girls don’t have to look look super­mod­els to be pret­ty. Cer­tain­ly not a news flash, but when­ev­er I final­ly under­stand the obvi­ous I think it is pret­ty cool.

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