George O'Hearn: Beautiful women are invisible.
David Kepesh: Invisible? What the hell does that mean? Invisible? They jump out at you. A beautiful woman, she stands out. She stands apart. You can't miss her.
George O'Hearn: But we never actually see the person. We see the beautiful shell. We're blocked by the beauty barrier. Yeah, we're so dazzled by the outside that we never make it inside.
From The Movie Elegy
My mother is this woman. She in her blossomed peak, was legendary in her hometown, where housewives would jump up from her breakfast and go running to the window with her chop sticks still in hand, just to steal a glimpse of her. I remember grocery shopping with her as a child, and found it a norm to receive free produce and candy because the men in the markets found my mother beautiful. She didn't notice most of the time, she is humble and oblivious to her own powers of persuasion, but recently, because we are friends now, I ask her difficult questions and she responses to them with such insight and depth, I am surprised. We always regarded my mother as the quiet caretaker without much complaining or opinion, over the years, we just learned to ignore her. I am glad I got over the "beauty show" and am dazzled by what she has to say.