Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Quote du jour/Louisa May Alcott
If you dear little girls would only learn what real beauty is, and not pinch and starve and bleach yourselves out so, you'd save an immense deal of time and money and pain. A happy soul in a healthy body makes the best sort of beauty for man or woman.
Louisa May Alcott, Eight Cousins, 1875
We read words similar to these today. What just astounds me is that Louisa May Alcott wrote them so very long ago. What's the French phrase? Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose; the more things change, the more they stay the same. Must we hear them over and over again and yet never learn, never take them to heart?