Monday, February 16, 2009

Taylor Swift: Beautiful Girl.

I'm not a big fan of country music. But the song in the link above is quite catchy and is what my wife would call a "happy song". It's sweet, innocent and traditional and a refreshing change to all the rubbish and soft porn that is peddled by the Music industry.

I must admit I was quite arrested by the appearance of the singer whom I find beautiful. While this girl is erotically attractive-(I'm old enough to be her father)-her beauty in a way overrides it and I find her attractive in an aesthetic sense. She is just so damn pretty and feminine. Throughout the clip her appearance changes from modern college student to traditional damsel. Interestingly her femininity seems enhanced by the traditional clothing that she wears and she is more beautiful because of it. I suppose it just goes to show how powerful an affect fashion makes on a woman's appearance. She is pretty in the modern garb but stunning in the traditional wear.

Enjoy the tune. Yes, I'm a soppy sentimentalist.


Tom said...

I have to agree with your assessment almost completely. I especially admire the ballroom dancing sequence.

My suspicion is that pieces like this echo back a period in adolescence before the wakening of sexuality per-se, but when there started to be a sort of appreciation of the opposite sex for fuzzily understood reasons.

I can remember at that age finding several girls very pretty, without any real understanding of why I enjoyed their company or any desire to go beyond that.

It's a brief period of life, but I remember it with fondness.

The Social Pathologist said...

You know there is this great scene in the sit-com married with children when Al-Bundy sees his perfect woman and his wife Peg asks him if he wants to have sex with her.

"Peg(scowling), that would ruin it."

Sometimes just seeing their beauty is more than enough. One of life's totally licit pleasures.