Blog 2086 – 06.11.2021


There are many cliches regarding appearances and I will probably hit on several this morning. The first of which is a soldier’s joke that I heard more than once during my military training. One soldier would look over at another, smile, and say, “You’re mother sure dresses you funny.” We were all dressed the same, no joke. The color of the uniform of the day was most always O.D. (Which stood for Olive Drab.) Our dress uniforms were only worn on special occasions.

Once upon a time people who worked in offices wore work attire which for men meant dress shirts, ties and nice slacks as a bare minimum and for women nice dresses or pant suits. Going to a movie, to dinner, to church, or most any function, people dressed up. Somewhere along the way Casual Friday became Monday and Sunday attire too and all the other days as well.

Poor people who could not afford nice clothes or height or weight challenged people who had trouble finding things in their sizes would not as obviously stick out today as they once did. I grew up in a poor family and was often ashamed of my faded jeans that grew lighter and lighter after the Christmas break from so many washings till school was out for the summer and those faded jeans were cut off and hemmed for summer play wear. Now young people would be ashamed of the new dark blue jeans that I was so proud to start the new school year in each September.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The world around us including everyone and everything in it is a mirror reflecting back at us our own image. The Great Creator beholding his creation said, “It is good.” I echo that sentiment in my morning mantra words: “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in my sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”

I Mirror You, and we are altogether lovely.

To quote Billy Crystal impersonating Fernando Lamas, “You look marvelous!”in your finest or even in your most casual attire.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

You Are So Beautiful

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