søndag 3. juli 2011

Ukens smakebit: North of Beautiful

Den ukentlige utfordingen fra Ladybug: del et par setninger fra en bok du leser nå på bloggen din.

Ukens smakebit kommer fra North of Beautiful av Justina Chen Headley, s. 17-18:

"Why not?"

"Why not what?"

"Why not fix your face?"

That question yanked out every memory of my being called ugly, each episode a different reference point that made up my map of reality. Like the time my brother Claudius was studying French in high school and hit upon a term he didn't understad - jolie laide. Dad had translated, "Pretty ugly," and the continued, laughing, "like our Terra." He might have chuckled, but hit only sharpened his message. As mapmakers and adventurers alike know, all you need to figure out where you stand is a single reference point on a map.

En vakker og vond bok om hva skjønnhet er og søken etter hvem man er i en verden full av mennesker som vil sette deg i boks etter deres egne skjønnhetsidealer.

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