Putting on Your Face

There’s a kiosk shop at Manhattan Mall for Vera Moore Cosmetics. I see it every time I walk through the mall to get to my gym. I wonder if there’s any relation to Benjamin Moore, the paint company.

Benjamin Moore covers the interiors and exteriors of buildings. Vera Moore covers the exteriors of people. Seems like a natural, marvelous connection. What if the companies merged? They could make everything pretty. But only on the surface. There’s nothing they could do about the interiors of people.

Reminds me of one of my favorite Sandra Bernhard routines. She’s talking about a fictional friendship with Courtney Love — “… a tear, a bruise. So tender; so fragile” — and she closes the monologue with “Courtney, what plastic surgeon is going to go in there and fix all of the scars in your heart?”


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