Hello Readers – here are some street shots I grabbed in August 2016 at the beach in Norfolk, Virginia. I added a few comments below some photos.
The girls in the above photo had a “timeless” feel because as they stroll, it seems like it could have been from ANY of the past 4 or 5 decades – 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, or nowadays – the teens!
Sometimes we see people and they feel “so 2016” – with certain modern clothes, plastic surgery, a certain hair style with polished hair, etc. And other times we can see people and they carry a certain decade with them. We see this in movies a lot too.
For example, we saw a late 80’s movie this summer and noted how the lead actress had some natural flaws – and then we started talking and noted how that never would “fly” today – natural flaws would not be acceptable. Because standards for “movie stars” have changed.
This actress looked pretty good in the 80’s film – but in today’s movies – her tiny bit of yellow teeth and average sized breasts would maybe not have landed her the same role.
Today’s actresses tend to have the seriously polished look – a lot more pristine or polished. For example, many actresses have the Botox foreheads and nose jobs to where they do not even show certain facial expressions anymore. Have you ever seen a show called “The Good Wife” ??- we caught a couple of reruns this summer and that was the first thing I noticed – all the older woman had such tight, pulled back facial skin – (wrinkle free is in!! – even the natural crow’s-feet are gone) -And the hubs said a few of the older ladies just looked weird all skin tight like that – there was one older lady – partner in the firm who was going to maybe become a judge – and she looked like Joan Rivers…..
Now I am not saying all this plastic surgery nowadays is bad – some of it can be a good thing – a nice help. And seriously, Tommy Lee Jones in the recent Jason Bourne movie would have had a better stage presence with a bit of plastic surgery – maybe one of those lifestyle lifts – NOT the Burt Reynolds plastic surgery “look” – but a mere lifestyle lift that cleans up and helps a bit. Tommy Lee Jones’ aged face was nice in The Fugitive, but two decades later in Jason Bourne, the overly wrinkled skin and overall lined face felt tired and was a distraction (make that another distraction to the Jason Bourne movie, which is a movie that had many problems – review coming later).
Anyhow, that above photo of the girls in t-shirts had a timeless feel (to me) – a natural, unadorned feel that also synced with the vibe of a casual day at the beach – because hours at the beach SHOULD be all about dropping our guard…. feeling the sand…. walking along the sea…. and being in beach mode.
And now – a timeless comic…. “I don’t sing because I am happy, I am happy because I sing”
Have a great day – thanks for dropping by.
oh and this is a photo I paired with a poem earlier this summer – image taken at the same Norfolk Beach: