Wednesday, 29 April 2015
This particular quote leads me to think about a truism which we all may have missed up until now.
Beneath it all, no matter what we wear, be it fashionable haute couture from the most expensive and famous designers, or simply a T shirt and jeans, we are all naked. This scandalous rude nakedness has gone unnoticed for years simply because it is covered by our clothes.
Unlike animals and other creatures who are covered in fur, hairs, feathers or whatever; humans are the only beings to go around naked beneath what they wear.
Think about it next time you meet someone. A friend, your boss, that neighbour of yours you meet every now and then, or people on TV like celebrities, politicians, and know-it-alls who pontificate on this and that.
Look at them carefully up and down once or twice ... and imagine. No matter what they might be wearing, a fancy hat, a beautiful flowing dress, or a three piece suit, underneath it all they are naked. Can you see their nakedness?
We are all as naked as the next man, or if you happen to be standing next to a woman, then as naked as the next woman; or if you are standing or sitting on your own, the same applies. Under the clothes we are wearing right now we are not wearing anything else.
Throughout history, famous people like King Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, Robin Hood or the Three Musketeers, regardless of their various familiar costumes, underneath it all they were naked. (Click on them to learn more).
The only person in history who was actually naked without any clothes was Lady Godiva when she rode a horse through Coventry.
Oh ... and also the athletes in the Olympic Games in ancient Greece who competed in the nude.
The very first naked people in the world were of course Adam and Eve when they went around with no clothes on having barbeques in paradise. (Say, that's a great title for an Oscar winning movie "Barbeque in Paradise). Then they met a talking snake who pointed at their rude bits and that was the end of that.
So there you have it. Rude nakedness covered by the clothes we wear. Scandalous.
Labels: Adam and Eve, Groucho Marx, Henry VIII, Lady Godiva, Robin Hood, Rude nakedness, Three Musketeers, William Shakespeare