Oh for Pete’s sake.
Jennifer Lopez is on the cover of People magazine with the heading “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” underneath her windblown hair.
Well of course she’s beautiful. She’s got access to makeup artists, teeth whitening professionals, lighting experts, airbrushing, you name it.
But what makes someone beautiful anyway?
Many of the most beautiful people I know live or work in Evanston, like:
Beth, my next door neighbor: when the winter garden she’d cultivated to serve as a bird sanctuary was carelessly cut down by negligent landscapers, she showed grace and kindness rather than screaming over the mistake.
Nenette, my mail delivery lady: she always leaves little notes on holidays -- and not the kind with self-addressed stamped envelopes.
Glen at Tom Thumb Hobby and Craft: he greets most customers by name and takes sincere interest in the projects they’re working on.
Margaret and Dina, the stylists at Ergo Salon & Spa: they're young and fun and smart and hip and responsible and interesting…plus they always offer excellent hair advice and psychological counseling when a child goes a little rogue with the scissors.
Connie, my friend who received a bounty of loot from the Oprah Winfrey show, including a brand new car, an iPad, and diamond earrings: she’s so down-to-earth and friendly that you can’t help but see why nice things happen to good people.
These are just some of the beautiful people in MY world, and they mean more to me than Jennifer Lopez ever will.