You’re as pretty as I am mean…

You know what I like about Song of Solomon?  King Solomon was specific… Dare I say a square pieceHe didn’t just tell his bride, “You’re pretty.”  He went into detail explaining specifically what was pretty and how so.

Take a few lines from Song of Solomon, chapter four:  “Your eyes are doves… Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes… Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely.  Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate… Your neck… Your two breasts…”  You get the picture.

Men, can I just remind you that this is an excellent model for complimenting a woman?  Be creative.  Be thoughtful.  And be sincere.

As you know, my husband has his own way of saying things.  He’s constantly telling me how beautiful I am.  In fact, he doesn’t even know that I’m typing about him this very second and he just told me that I look so feminine.  (Awwww…)  But nothing beats the time that he insisted, “You’re as pretty as I am mean.  And that’s pretty pretty.”

Something must’ve been in the air at the salon today because my clients were being equally gracious towards me!  So much so, in fact, that I actually stopped to write down their exact words because I knew I’d never be able to capture their phrasing from memory alone.  (And while I did have another woman ask why on earth I went red, I’m choosing to focus on the positives today!  Perhaps I just need to print out a copy of …Don’t Say Anything At All for the next time that happens.)

From the mouth of a fellow Bang Feverer, in reference to my bangs: “It’s so lovely because your cheekbones are like – WOW!”

But my favorite was from… well… actually the woman who gave me the scrunchy face for becoming a redhead!  She thoroughly redeemed herself when she exclaimed, “It’s fun to look in your eyes!  Because it’s like a work of art!”

Seriously?!  WOW!  I hope that I say things that catch people off guard in a you’re-wonderful-and-should-know-it kinda way, too!




  1. October 6, 2011

    Awww nice! You should tape that “don’t say anything at all” on your mirror at work. 😛 And Brian’s not mean! However, I do want to go read how he scared Donovan the first time they met again. A HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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