I'm taking part in the 2015 A to Z Challenge where for the month of April I will blog the letters of the alphabet in order every day except Sundays. The participation list is HERE -- if you want to join the fun.
E is for Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder
(11 Nov. 1960)
(11 Nov. 1960)
Janet Tyler (Donna Douglas) has undergone her eleventh treatment (the maximum number legally allowed) in an attempt to look like everybody else. She is described as being "not normal" by the nurses and doctor. Janet hopes that her bandages are removed she will be normal and avoid banishment to a segregated colony of similar looking people. Ultimately, Janet learns that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Watch the episode here.
Musings: Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. -Confucius This is another one of those made you think episodes that Rod Serling was so very good at creating. It isn't until the very end that we see what this world deems beautiful and it's very different from what most of us have been taught. Growing up my mother was diligent in teaching her four children that beauty wasn't only external, but internal as well. It's not just about how others see you but how you see yourself and the world around you. I think Emerson said it best: Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo EmersonHow do you carry beauty within you? Have you traveled around the world looking for the beautiful? Did you know Donna Douglas also played Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies?