Your Morning Face
Edith will not be in today. Instead, you get me. Please remain calm. She’ll be back tomorrow. This is in no way a Black Swan situation. We’ll be fine without her! We’ll “ …fly through the air, swifter than any swallow, at a speed of two hundred miles an hour, in colossal machines,” as Benjamin Franklin predicted. Or something. I’ll think of something.
Until our Edith returns, let’s take guidance from this Edyth:
“First the Morning Face. This is the face the the homemaker must show to her family. It should look fresh, unworried, and composed. Your whole appearance must be as shining and as fresh as your will power and determination can make it. It will mean, perhaps, rising a bit earlier in the morning, using a few precious minutes for quickly cleansing the face, and applying a quick morning makeup. You can then face your family and your day with new courage. If there is no family, you will have to face yourself.”
— Edyth Thornton McLeod, Lady Be Lovely (1955)