Gorgeous #atozchallenge

As I get older, I feel gorgeous less often. I must do something about that. What makes you feel gorgeous? When someone compliments you, when you treat yourself, get pampered, a look, comment or gift? That touch or the feel of some wonderful clothes.

I love pink.. and usually feel gorgeous when I wear anything with pink in it. I’m not really one for the girly pink more of a brighter harsher pink.

gorgeous

Show don’t tell.

He felt gorgeous.

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He noticed her looking at him. With his hand in his jacket pocket, feeling the touch of the new designer suit he’d had made and taking in the scent of his aftershave, he strode across the room towards her.

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.

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30 thoughts on “Gorgeous #atozchallenge

  1. I think I’ve faded into bland, but then I rarely put on makeup or fuss with my hair. My Hub still wants me (Lord knows why), so I guess that’s all that matters. Actually, what gives me the biggest kick is when my granddaughter says “Mima, I like your bracelet” or “Mima, you got new shoes”. She’s quite the fashionista at the ripe old age of 7.

    I’ll take more energy over gorgeous anyway these days, if someone offered me that choice !

    There are some yummy brighter pinks, raspberries and mauves – I like those, too.

    • A local campaigning for local Council elections turned up last night and I soon realised that without thinking I’d got home and changed straight into pink hearted pj’s.. hmm.. we had a laugh at my embarrassed expression hiding behind my glass front door.
      Energy over gorgeousness.. I hope that’s not an age thing since I’m with you on that one and hope we get back to our gorgeousness with energy soon!

      • Ha ha funny pj story.

        I find us all beautiful – we’ve made it through the toughest decades and have battle scars to show for our sheer determination and bravery. I look at my physically woeful toes and heels (I’m not a mani-pedi girl) and think about the hundreds if miles those feet have walked and danced and pedaled. I am so grateful for them; I couldn’t possibly not love them just the way they are. Same with any other body part.

  2. Gorgeous is a compliment I often wanted to hear and I get it when I wear an Indian Saree!!! I love the way people think it is gorgeous!!! Very lovely G word you have chosen!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

    • We could but my descriptive’s not up to your standards. Feel free to put shows here anytime Damyanti. Love your writing.
      Thanks for popping by on your not so busy days 😉 AtoZ’s going great by the way.

      • lol I wasn’t putting a show, just writing the line that occurred to me. I see people in my head, and hear and smell them, so I just describe them as they are. Very real in my head, and *hopefully* as real on paper.

        I’m traveling and struggling with a snail-on-hiberation speed internet, so I’m not doing a very good AZ so far, I’m afraid. Glad you’re enjoying yourself.

    • You look gorgeous in your pic.
      I wear a lot of blue but feel more gorgeous in pink. Think we need a social experiment.. sort of.. when you tell others they’re gorgeous what colours are they wearing?

  3. That’s a great idea to focus in on how you *feel* to better enable your writing to *show.* I sometimes get the idea of show wrapped up with the concepts of how things look – and recognizing how to show how tings feel is so much more powerful. Excellent.

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