She thinks she looks better as a blonde. (which she is, underneath this wig) I've been around these paradigms of loveliness for 12-15 hours a day for the last week, focused entirely on doing my job. But when she turned and looked at me in that light, I felt that sinking awe, that sitting-next-to-a-pretty-girl-grade-school-awe. To quote the scholar Peter Kivy," to use the closest Lockean paradigm, just a certain arrangement of the primary qualities of matter causes the healthy eye to produce the sensation or idea of redness, so a certain arrangement of complex ideas, namely, uniformity amidst variety , causes the sense of beauty to produce the idea or sensation of the beautiful."
There, straight from the Journal of Aesthetics... a rather roundabout way of describing butterflies in the stomach, don'tcha think?