Whither perfection?

Dawn Eden takes inventory of a sort:

Last Saturday afternoon at a New York television studio, watching the playback of the interview I had just taped for Colleen Carroll Campbell’s “Faith and Culture,” I decided to stop fighting and admit to myself that I am funny-looking.

By “funny-looking,” I don’t mean ugly, just … funny. The laziness of my left eye is increasingly pronounced, and my efforts to see with my good eye make me cock my head in a way that makes me look, well, cockeyed. Add to that the fact that my smile is stronger on my left side than my right, and my expression becomes occasionally Picasso-esque.

Hmmm. Well, maybe. Though in the right environments — I have in mind a little Italian place in Hoboken and the living room of the palatial estate at Surlywood — she’s quite fetching indeed, asymmetry notwithstanding.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 September 2012 · 8:34 am

    I suspect a great many women have been convinced down through the years that they are somehow “funny looking” or flawed in the appearance department – perhaps in ways too subtle for other people to pick up on.

    I have one wonky eyebrow. If I don’t think about its position when being photographed, it tends to be higher than the other one. That bothers me inordinately much.

  2. John Salmon »

    7 September 2012 · 10:35 am

    Agreed. Nothing sexier than a quick witted woman!

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