E is for Elegance

If I could personify the word “elegance,” it would be a woman in a long white dress dancing across the slick floor of a ballroom. Her hair would be up in a knot, and she would wear a jeweled tiara. She would be classy in a Victorian era kind of way, but without the enormous hat.

But everyone’s image of a word is different. For some, “elegance” might be a brand new car, perhaps a Porsche or a Mercedes. “Elegance” might be a rare tropical bird. “Elegance” could be a designer watch or a ring or a necklace.

I’m not sure why the word “elegance” popped into my head when I was thinking of a topic for today. I’ve been thinking about what it means to be “elegant” and “classy” and “feminine.” Honestly, I’m not any of those things, really. I don’t put much effort into my appearance. But in a way, elegance is much more than appearance. A person can wear ripped up jeans and sneakers with holes in the toes and still be elegant. It’s a personality trait.

Elegance is having respect for yourself and others. It’s about letting your inner beauty show. So even if you don’t have much money, or if you don’t own a lot of expensive things, you can still be elegant and classy. Be true to yourself.

6 thoughts on “E is for Elegance

  1. I love your description of elegance. I also agree with you when you say that it is having respect for yourself and others.


    1. That was a great video clip… it sure is elegant how she can dance in those high heels. Pity people don’t dance like that anymore.


      1. Well, the great line about Ginger Rogers was, “She did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.” 🙂 The amazing thing to me is how something that came from so much effort and planning and rehearsal could end up looking so effortless and relaxed.


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