Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pretty, by Kate Makkai

What does it mean to be pretty? Veteran poetry slammer Kate Makkai provides a provocative definition.


Warning: adult language and themes, NSFW. This was, after all, recorded at a poetry slam, and it hits hard in places. 


Pretty, by Kate Makkai


I think appearances do matter, and to pretend otherwise is to deny human nature. The problem Kate Makkai so poignantly points to is that we place too much weight on appearances. My daughters are beautiful, but they must never be, as Kate so powerfully said, "merely" pretty.