Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SKiN ©2009: The Script, The Book & The Odyssey: The May 12, 2009 Segment

Chicago, IL USA

New Skin (also known as: Bodies, People and Students expressing fresh, innovative Ideas and unbridled NRG: Energy) will be entering the Work Force this Month upon Graduation from Universities across The World. Speakers will be encouraging them to pursue their Dreams and to make them into Realities via 'The Skin' they are in, if I may use my own Terminology and say-so here.

At Duke University's Commencement in Durham, North Carolina on Sunday, May 10, 2009, Ms. Oprah Winfrey was the Featured Speaker. She beckoned the new Graduates (4,400 of them) to stand in their own Shoes. Not to critique Ms. Winfrey and the Good Work she aims to do, but (as I see it), Oprah's Theme of:

"standing TALL in their own Shoes"

would have been better versed by saying:

Stand proud in your own Skin.

After all, Racism, Segregation and Hatred still exist in Today's World. There are Societies 'out there' where being Barefoot' is the(ir) Norm. Shoes are not used in their Life and, quite basically, Shoes are highly discriminating to the discerning and observant Person. Designer Stiletto Heels at $700 a pair (or $350 per Foot) is much different than pay less Shoes for $12 a Pair (or $6 a Foot) or those gotten for FREE from a Homeless Shelter's or Church's Clothes Closet. It's those Free Shoes that may be all the more Motivating to its Wearer. If you don't believe me, just spot a Homeless Man in the January Cold riding on an elevated train with only socks on, covered in plastic bags. That will change your Mind for certain as to the price or worth of any Product.

"If Clothes make the Man, then surely Shoes make 'The Woman,'" is the Battle Cry of many Shop-a-Holics (or should I say: Shoe-a-Holics?) to be thematically in-the-know.

"People can and should be proud if they are wearing expensive, cheap, free or no Shoes at all. It is a State of Mind and Confidence that even covers our Feet."

Shoes are also a troubling Analogy because they are a Commodity and man-made. Skin is an integral Part of each Person that binds us, not an External Product that can be worn and thrown out as Shoes are, if they suddenly go out of style or become worn out or merely unserviceable.

Quote of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Author: SKiN
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 10:09 AM 7:24 PM CST

Shoes (as an outside manufactured Man-Made Commodity) really have nothing to do with Pride and Future Success. Taking full stock in yourself -- in your own Skin Color, Tone & Size will work each Time knowing that the Changes that you may need to make are part of your Growth Process. Hopefully, Imelda Marcos was listening.

Think Skin and all it entails.

I know and you know 'WHAT' Oprah means. She means well in the Grand Scheme, whether she's in Bedroom Slippers or Manolo Blahnik's.

"Motivation begins with The Skin you are in and continues every Day thereafter."

Quote of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Author: SKiN
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 6:34 AM & 10:11 AM CST

For still more SKiNsights (SKiN + Insights = SKiNsights) into this Writing, please check back Tomorrow.

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – at 10:12 AMCST
By: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Author: SKiN ©2009


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