Today’s daily one word prompt is Curve.

I was recently looking at some old photos of my mother.  The first thing that came to mind when looking at these photos (besides how stunningly beautiful she was) was how women back in my mother’s day were just so glamorous.  I’m not sure if it was the hairstyles, the red lipstick they often wore, the clothes, the shoes (oh the shoes they wore!) or just the fact that it was not a sin to be curvy and voluptuous back then.


My mother- 1940s


My mother- 1940s


My mother-circa 1943


My mother-circa 1943

Women were not judged as they are today for having some “meat on their bones.” Women back in my mother’s day were so beautiful and real.  They were not full of silicone and Botox.  There was no photo-shopping so what you saw in the photos was for the most part real (yes, I know they could touch-up photos back then).  I wish we could go back to those times.  I wish women could feel comfortable in their own bodies– comfortable having curves.  I wish the media and society wouldn’t send the message that women have to be skeletal thin to be glamorous.  How did it get to this?

Gail ♥

About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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3 Responses to Curve

  1. Me says:

    I agree, Gail. As if it is not stressful enough managing all the responsibilities and hats of modern day life, we add the need to work out, manage our weight, and stave off the signs of aging. It seems, to that end, most women I know are either stressed/depressed about their appearance or have given up on themselves entirely. Neither of those mindsets reflect a healthy way of life. As I approach 50, I am starting to understand that the most important thing I can do for myself is seek balance, acceptance, and good health and let expectations go. Thanks for the reminder today to be at peace and enjoy where I am today because I may not always have my health and I will never again be younger than I am right now.

    • Gail says:

      Amen. You know something is terribly wrong when you see teens and twenty somethings running out getting plastic surgery because it’s the norm now and they don’t feel they’re meeting society’s “new” standards of beauty. Honestly, it leaves me shaking my head sometimes! You hit the nail on the head with your comment about “letting expectations go.” Thanks for reading and for your thoughtful comment.

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