Tuesday, November 20, 2012



What is beauty?
Is it mascara, brown as rich mahogany?
Eyeliner, black as the fur of a wild jungle panther?
Lipstick, red as a blood orange with its flesh freshly squeezed from out the skin?
Is beauty eye shadow, green as imperial jade?
Blush, pink as a flamingo’s delicate wings?
Or fingernail polish, purple as a mountain range during sunset?
Is it foundation, ivory as the pebbles on a sandy beach?
Contact lenses, blue as the clear ocean waters?
Highlights, gold as the sweet honeycomb of a tree?
Ask me what beauty is and I’ll tell you.
It’s a smile, welcoming like the mat in front of one’s door.
It’s open arms, warm as a sweater on a chilly winter night.
It’s you, strong as the Earth’s pull on the moon.
What is beauty?
It’s right inside of you,
With no price tag attached.

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Creative Writing Columnist, Caroline Lewis: 
My name is Caroline Lewis, I am a super-senior at Cal (they just can't get rid of me!), and I am studying Integrative Biology with a minor in Creative Writing. Some might be thinking, "Why, those have absolutely nothing to do with each other" but I love writing fiction, it's my means of escape from the rigorous world of science. I especially love to incorporate humor into my writing; sometimes you have to search for it, but don't worry it's hidden in there somewhere! I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it, and I look forward to working with this great group at Unleashed.

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