Category Archives: Gwyneth Paltrow
Mar 02 comments
Have you noticed yet that I am doing a series and I haven’t even told you? It’s on color. So far we have white, green, blue and today, red.
Do you like GREEN eyeshadow? THEN why aren’t you wearing it?
Do you like PURPLE bras? then why aren’t YOU wearing one?
Do you like PINK? Then why isn’t your ROOM painted it?
Do you like RED lipstick? Then WHY aren’t you wearing it?
Finally, are you a cyclops? No, of course you aren’t. BUT, you are unique somehow. Why aren’t you admitting, allowing and celebrating that uniqueness?
You aren’t EVER going to be comfortable in someone else’s skin, only, if you are lucky, in your own. So, why are you living your life to please those who don’t like green eyeshadow, purple bras, pink rooms and RED lipstick?
I mentioned yesterday that my cousin’s son, Gavin Powell, died in a terrible tragedy this week. Reading about him in his friend’s memorial tributes online you get the picture of a very unique and fun young man. One who wanted to grow a beard at age 16 and did. Who liked Rastafarian style hats and wore them. He was seen as a bit eccentric. My response? Three cheers for it! The world needs more uniqueness, more eccentricity, not less.
My grandfather, who spent many summers in Colorado, got into the habit of collecting and wearing western style bolo ties as he got older. My father inherited some of those and would wear them as well. I, in turn, have inherited them, and have some of my own. I love bolo ties. Not only do I think they look kick-ass cool, they connect me to my father and grandfather just the same as a ring might for a woman. In the meanwhile, my wife isn’t so hot on them. But guess what? I love my wife, and I don’t want to embarrass her (that’s why I shower once in a while) but I am going to wear bolo ties when I want to wear bolo ties. And I hope she wears what she wants, even if I don’t think it’s the greatest thing.
Being comfortable in your own skin means be who you WANT to be, in style and substance.
Drawing and commentary/rant by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972- not dead yet, American actress