[Beauty Overheard] J.D. Salinger Knew Pretty (and Bad Poetry) When He Saw It.

Okay, so this is reading, not hearing. But in honor of J.D. Salinger’s recent demise, Peculiar Beauty has a great post on his thoughts on beauty.

My favorite, from the story Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes:

“Christ, it’s embarrassing–I start thinking about this goddam poem I sent her when we first started goin’ around together. `Rose my color is. and white, Pretty mouth and green my eyes.’ Christ, it’s embarrassing–it used to remind me of her. She doesn’t have green eyes–she has eyes like goddam sea shells, for Chrissake.”

[Have you heard something — good/bad/ugly or just plain interesting— about being pretty? Send your quotes to beautyschooledproject [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll post ‘em here. Names changed, of course, so scout’s honor for accurate reporting.]


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