The prettiest babes live in Germany. Severe love radiates from their clear blue eyes. It suffices to look at them, and the desire awakes in you to settle some longtime overdue affairs. The prettiest babes may be found in Italy. At the age of 14, they are fragile and ethereal like one of Fra Angelico's angels, later they acquire a mature beauty, and they cook like goddesses. Still, the prettiest babes might be the Ethiopians. Starvation consumes their bodies almost to the degree of invisibility, giving this way a peculiar emphasis to their deep-brown eyes and to their fine features, which shelter the melancholic smile of a multi-millenarian culture.
The prettiest babes may be seen at the beauty parlors, with thick layers of white cream on their face. Nobody approaches the ideal of infinite Beauty more, than she who is just about to become more beautiful, by her own effort. The prettiest babes are hidden in cloisters and harems. Their face is veiled, and dark clothes cover the lines of their body. Thick-walled buildings guard them, like mountains the ore of gold.
The prettiest babes are those, who are not noticed by anybody, because the color of their hair is "dull", they don't follow the fashion, and the shape of their body diverges from the current official standard of beauty. As in the case of the diamonds, the highest price is not given for the gems of the most regular shape, but for those, which reveal the most original patterns. The prettiest babes are like the Sun: it might well turn out that other stars are shinier and larger, it is only from your Sun that you receive warmth, and it is only Her brightness shining in your days, banning into invisibility all other celestial bodies.
The prettiest babes sit in wheel-chairs at the homes of the elderly. Their hair is silver, their words are incoherent, sometimes even incomprehensible, still the wisdom of an entire life is condensed into them. Their beauty is the same as that of the Venus of Milo, which is even in her fragmented state the most faithful image of Completeness.
The prettiest babes are nurses taking care of the dying in the hospitals. They adjust the pillow below your head, they give you an infusion, and meanwhile they promise with a twinkle in their eyes that tomorrow you will be already dancing with them. They do so, even when they do know that for you there will be no more tomorrow.
The prettiest babes make the most difficult minutes of your life easier, and the dullest hours shorter. They tell straight into your face about your faults, and they are the ones who encourage you to overcome them.
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