Get Free Download  7 French Secrets to Staying Sexy! 

Get Free Download  7 French Secrets to Staying Sexy! 

The Lipstick Lady

September 28, 2018

Power of applying Lipstick

Walking down the street in NYC, I notice a woman putting red lipstick on while looking at her reflection in her handheld mirror. She’s homeless, living out of the bags that encircle her. Oblivious to her surroundings, she holds the lipstick in her hand and, with determination, she starts moving it around and around her lips, causing the definition to disappear. After pausing to carefully check her image in her mirror, she continues applying the red color.

The motion feels eerily familiar. I remember taking my mother’s red lipstick and, while looking in her mirror, I tried to mimic the movement I’d watched her do so often. I rubbed the red around my lips and felt it soften as it glided over itself. The sensation was exciting, full of wonder and mystery that I longed to be a part of. I looked in the mirror at my reflection and tried to imagine what I would look like all grown up.

My attention goes back to the woman on the street and I wonder if she too is looking in her mirror, trying to imagine herself at a different time.

I smile, grateful for the memory she brought back and for the connection we had through an act of femininity.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Kitchen Disasters and I’m Still at It
Kitchen Disasters and I’m Still at It

December 14, 2018 3 Comments

This week, I’m thinking about the trials and tribulations of entertaining—especially my disasters in the kitchen and, believe me, I’ve had quite a few.

I once made this great rice dish . . .

View full article →

Getting There Is Half the Fun
Getting There Is Half the Fun

December 07, 2018 5 Comments

Getting there is half the fun. Or at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m getting ready to entertain. There are always things that go wrong or . . .  

View full article →

Finding Gratitude within the Pain
Finding Gratitude within the Pain

November 28, 2018 3 Comments

As Thanksgiving approached, I was thinking about the meaning of being thankful. I wanted to write about it but I kept wondering if I could when there are people being killed by barrages of bullets or . . .

View full article →