Tuesday, December 18, 2012

La Grande Odalisque

I've been struggling with feeling good about my body for a long time.  I'm healthy, relatively active, and take care of myself... but I've never had a supermodel body... and I have a curvy figure and a bit of a tummy. 

I try to be positive and accepting of the body I was born with....but some days its hard not to compare myself or criticize myself. 

I recently had an unnamed man genuinely compliment my figure and compare me to classic Renaissance nudes ala Titian or Ingres or ancient Egyptian papyri.   He called me "Odalisque."  And I don't think I've ever felt sexier!  Maybe some wouldn't take this as a compliment, but he intended it as one an I, being the art history nerd I am, took it as one.  And I've sort of thought it myself in the past... seeing my own figure portrayed in classical paintings! 

I don't know if there are other men out there who will think this way... but I shall savor the compliment and try to own my Odalisque bod.  :)

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