Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows.

The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

By Sam Levenson


Ode to Cheese

Cheese, a love story

Cheese, a soft stenched paste

Cheese, a stark strong glory

Cheese, a boulder on my plate

You are an underappreciated thing

You little, unassuming queen

To be neglected or to cause a scene

We created you, we consumed you

We relished you and we hated you

We churned you, we moulded you

We enjoyed you and we destroyed you

Yet no one notices, your pale white existence

Your patient curdling

Quietly growing

A fluorescent ghost of pungent flavours

You are alive aren’t you?

But no one knows it

No one acknowledges your quiet, peaceful stirrings

What are your hopes and dreams?

You are here, for a minute, gone the next

This frightful, short, ambient existence

My love story, my boulder on a plate

We sit with you, and your beauty we ate.

– My Dear Audrey