Tuesday, August 08, 2006
New Beginning 52
How do we distinguish between what is beautiful and what is not? What causes one to think of another as attractive? For some, a kind face and loving heart do the trick. Others find beauty in a bright smile and adventurous eyes. And still, a deep intelligence and educated mind attract others. Carson King couldn’t put his finger on exactly what it was that struck him about Isla Rose Lockhart, but just the same, she was beautiful to him.
Isla’s mind raced as she sat on her chair in the Mayne’s backyard, sipping quietly from her lemonade as she observed the commotion about her. As hard as she tried to focus on the womanly chatter surrounding her, she just barely managed to put on an interested face as she became lost in her own thoughts. Here comes Carson. He'd be worth getting lost in. Or with. Nice golfer's body, slim and tanned. A trust-fund yacht moored at the Mayne's dock. What causes one to think of a rich man as highly attractive? At least until one marries him, when suddenly those penniless, shirtless gardeners' assistants seem utterly irresistible? And how many more times can I play the alimony game before I run out of husband-material?
"None," Carson replied as he approached, "if you insist on choosing men with highly refined mind-reading skills." He poured her lemonade down her cleavage and added, "Consider our planned week in the Bahamas permanently off my calendar."
Continuation: J.E. Barnard