What does glamour mean to you?
All the way home from Europe I've been thinking about the lost virtues of a glamorous relationship with life. You can still find it in the Mediterranean. It's evident in the way men and women of all ages hold themselves, enjoy themselves, and dress. But once you're back on American soil you feel it's lack.
Here in the states it seems we only allow our celebrities to be glamourous. We deprive ourselves of our own authentic experience (because we are not _______ enough) and judge our peers for their attempts (because how dare they think they are enough!). I wonder if it's because Americans think you should be rich, or young, powerful, or influential in order to EARN a glamourous existence, where as Europeans don't. The message I get from witnessing Italians, and the Spanish, and French enjoy each day is that EVERYONE IS WORTHY of being and feeling glamourous. It's ridiculous to think you have to strive for such things.
When a culture sees Beauty and Pleasure as our birthright a glamourous relationship to life can't help but unfold! I have so many thoughts and questions on this and I'll be sharing these thoughts (along with a few glamourous tips) in my Tuesday newsletter (link in profile). But today I want to hear from you.
How do you feel about "Glamour"? What's the difference between true glamour and shallow glamour? If glamour offered us a certain spiritual virtue what virtue do you think that would be? If you can't tell, I'm bias. I think a resurgence of true glamour would be a wonderful thing for humanity. It's an important piece of Feminine Wholeness and a topic that might be interesting to explore as a community.
A glamorous woman is a woman who dares to enjoy herself and not feel guilty about it. She is someone who says YES to life's sparkle and makes room for others to experience that sparkle too. That idea alone could be healing, don't you think? ❤️