Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Serendipity In Everyday Life
As I read the weekend's book reviews, I came upon the following phrase from Joseph Epstein's biography of Fred Astaire. "... what the French call a belle laide: a feature-by-feature homely woman who is somehow nevertheless stunning."
I have thought this of several women over time about whom I could not make the case for their beauty even in my own mind yet I still thought were absolutely beautiful. I'm cheered to know that there exists a term for just this thought.


Anonymous said...

Professor Quackenbush: "There is definite evidence of vacancy of the cranium."

Curly: "Gee, thanx!"

BlogDog said...

A cross-pollination of Marx and stooge.
Kinda like the Obama/Biden campaign!