Friday, February 18, 2011

The Beautiful People in Romance

Most romances feature heroes and heroines that are too beautiful to be real. Flowing tresses, sparkling eyes, perfect skin, they have it all. A few rare romances have characters with flaws. Full figured heroines, scarred heroes. I see the appeal of both. It is nice to put yourself in the role of a beautiful heroine once in awhile. But it also warms the heart to see an imperfect one find love.

Still, with all the perfection and beauty around us in romance novels and advertising alike, I want to remind us all not to hold ourselves up to impossible standards. I found this video and it says it all.