Rose-colored glasses: noun. A cheerful or optimistic view of things, usually without valid basis.
Some examples of folks wearing their rose-colored glasses include –
The 75-year-old customer who purchased two pair of five ½-inch glittery pole-dancing shoes to take with her on her cruise. She had the reputation, she proudly informed me, of climbing on top of bars and dancing on tables.
The customer with the black and pink Mohawk hairstyle who substitute teaches at her teen daughter’s Junior High School.
The 52-year-old customer who, having lost fifty pounds, has decided we need her to model our clothes. I salute her herculean accomplishment, but I did say I work in a Junior’s boutique, didn’t I?
What these women have in common is their incredibly optimistic attitude and very, very positive self-image. That and the fact they have been seduced by the pink lenses.
Having just climbed off the editing merry-go-round, I still find myself wearing the ugly, hypercritical, magnifying glasses, which my inner Muse loathes. So, what’s a writer to do?
Sometimes – most times – we need to give ourselves permission to view our WIPs through the “pretty” lenses. We need to nurture those infant stories and give our Muses a healthy dose of positive reinforcement. We need to maintain that “cheerful view” regarding our work in order to create, to brainstorm, and to move forward in our writing life.
So, take a moment to be your own cheerleader and remind yourself how talented you are. Today, dust off those rose-colored glasses and admire yourself and your latest project.
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