As they walked along the seashore, side by side, their fingers repeatedly brushed against each other. Every time they touched, Elsie felt a shiver run up her arm. They walked through the shallow water, enjoyed the feel of the waves lapping at their feet. Charles rolled his trousers up to keep them dry. He looks adorable, Elsie thought, as she grinned up at him. She was delighted to be spending time with the real Charles rather than the proper and disciplined Mr Carson. They walked along in companionable silence, feeling at peace in each other’s company.
"Mrs Hughes, do you ever want a man?" Charles asked, then panicked as he realised how terrible those words sounded.
"Oh my… I am sorry Mrs Hughes… that sounded awful… I did not mean it in that way at all… when I said… want a man… I didn’t mean want as in … well … I simply meant … do you ever get lonely … do you ever think it would be nice to have a companion … oh dear … I am so sorry,” Charles spluttered.
Elsie was highly amused by this outburst, if not a little flabbergasted by his initial question. She looked at Charles sweetly, stifling a giggle at his blushing and flustered complexion.
"In answer to your first question, Mr Carson, I do sometimes want a man … although that’s not quite the way I would put it …” she said teasingly and then continued, ” … rather that I sometimes think it would be nice to have a man at my side, to have his companionship and love,” Elsie explained.
"Yes, yes, of course …" Charles added. He then decided to continue, realising he really could not say anything much worse,
"… and if you did decide that you … … wanted a man …” Charles said, having given up trying to find a better way of putting it, “… would a humble Butler stand a chance?” he asked, gazing with much apprehension, and hope, at Elsie.
Elsie looked at Charles, surprised but overjoyed by this question. She reached up to caress his face softly, stroking his cheek with her thumb,
"He would have a very good chance indeed," she said.
The Beach by GeordieLass
So this happened tonight and I just have to thank the universe for the existence of ‘The Nutcracker’ and one more thing… I would gladly pay for the divorce! I’ll go faint now…
When my daughter first showed signs of hating herself, I got out photoshop. We went and found an image of her choosing, of a woman. I spent the next two hours showing her just how easy it was to alter this woman. I changed her hair, whitened her teeth, made her thinner. I erased her blemishes and even made her taller while my daughter sat there aghast. At the end of it she loudly said - ” THAT’S NOT FAIR!”
I told her that damn near every image she saw of people in magazines, on television, etc, was altered like this, and that she should never compare herself to that, because even supermodels don’t look like supermodels.
I wish I could do that for every child. I wish it was a mandatory class in school.
I AM SHOWING THIS TO EVERYONE
I SAW THIS IN CLASS BEFORE. THE TEACHER WAS ALL LIKE ”please, never compare yourself to people you see in magazines. They’re always altered. It’s as easy as that.” I ALMOST STOOD UP AND YELLED ”AMEN, MISS. AMEN.”
Pictures courtesy of : http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/things-that-look-just-like-childhood
1. THE HARDEST GAME YOU WILL EVER PLAY.
2. THE ORIGINAL TEXT MESSAGE
3. THESE BAD BOYS
4. THIS WAITING SCREEN
5. TALKING APPLIANCES (y)
6. SPINNING/FLYING DOLLS
7. BLOW UP FURNITURE
8. ACTUAL GOOD CEREAL PRIZES
9. THIS TRIO
10. THESE COLLECTIBLE PLATES
11. CRAZY CHOKERS
12. HIT CLIPS! (Y)
13. ORANGE TAPES
14. ROBO DOGS