Some of you might have missed it. Pope Benedict XVI this past Saturday asked artists from around the world to embark on a quest for beauty. He called on all artists to be “ fully conscious of your great responsibility to communicate beauty to communicate in and through beauty”. You know what? I think he read our web site. Who ever said the Pope wasn’t hip to change?
Change is happening. The world is shifting. Entertainment Tonight is going to run some footage of our gala event Saturday night at the Rourke. The estimate is over 300 people attended. Sorry to all those that could not get in or were turned away. We had no idea so many people would come. For those of you that hung in there. Thank you. It was so inspiring to think that everyone showed up to honor these 22 beautiful women. Camera’s, lights, red carpet, reporters, music, what a great evening.
I pray the world responds to what we are saying. The definition of beauty needs to be expanded. Our modern world has focused too much on the physical. The physical is beautiful, it is hard not to be mesmerized by a prairie sunset or a starry sky. But so is your neighbor. Your grandmother, the lady serving you coffee in the morning. These are the people quietly making our world better. I have always said they wont be in Vogue magazine or on Entertainment Tonight. Well you know what? Entertainment Tonight says they will put them on TV. I still am not sure I believe it. I will wait and see. But we are inspiring change. 100’s of people have commented on our web site, book, and documentary. I want 1,000s, I want 10,000s. I want every 14 year old girl to look at our book and completely understand why the title is beautiful women, but not only understand but to feel. We understand how a plane flies and how toast is made. I want people to feel a tingle up their spine when they see that next prairie sunset they see. See the beauty in the first snowstorm of the season. Beauty is all around us. We just need to breath it in and open our eyes.