Wednesday, September 28, 2011

That Loaded Question

Does My Butt Look Fat in These Wings?
oil, 18 x 36
Elizabeth W. Seaver

To which the answer is no.  And not just any no, but an immediate and emphatic one.  Any hesitation, no matter the reason, is unacceptable.  Sound sincere.  This is a conversation it is really best to practice in the mirror in order to avoid tears, and a week of the cold shoulder.  

Okay, you say to yourself, She asks me, "Does my butt look fat in these wings?"  

And I say, NO!

You get the picture. 

Because, here's the deal.  She has showered and powdered, changed wings three times, decided not to wear shoes (four pairs of high heels are a lot to manage,) stared in the mirror trying to see her own butt (to no avail,) carefully applied her lipstick, and is about to step out on the town.  Now is no time to tell her that her efforts to look her best are for naught.

Besides, don't we glow when we think we look like a million bucks?  

And it's just a tiny lie...


Katherine Kean said...

A story well told, with wit and wisdom!

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Love it!!!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Great advice Elizabeth! For birds, bugs and humans alike.

-Don said...

So, lightning bugs are actually lady bugs who think they look like a million bucks?