"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Friday, May 15, 2009

Complimenting a Beautiful Young Lady

The project:
Put aside my worries about social norms and complimenting a beautiful woman.


Why bother?
Why not?

In our society, it seems odd for one woman to compliment another, particularly complete strangers. But there I was wandering the streets of San Luis Obispo which is CHOCK FULL of beautiful people. I spotted this restaurant employee leaning against the windowfront of a neighboring business checking her phone. I looked for the photographer - surely there must be one nearby shooting this model shot.


Rather than simply pass by, I offered a compliment.

Worth it?
Yes. Too many people don't see their own beauty. It doesn't hurt to point it out. Plus, she was visibly grateful for the gesture.

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