I remember back when I first saw Janis Ian and thought she was kind of plain. But now I look at this and see how beautiful she was. The idea of beauty back then was the women on Charlie’s Angels. Now I look back and see how “dated” they look.
I wonder if it is because the standards of what is considered beauty have changed since 1976. I remember feeling so fat because I wasn’t stick thin. Looking back, I wasn’t really fat at all. My body isn’t meant to be thin and I had a healthy figure that was attractive. I wish I had appreciated it then because I would give anything to have it back.
By today’s standards, Janis’s ethnic looks are very attractive. Her hair, her eyes…. she’s gorgeous.
It’s too bad we tend to not appreciate ourselves as we are.