Refined or not refined that is the question…

November 5, 2009 at 10:54 pm (Miss Refined International, MRI blogs) (, , , , , , , )

I have been thinking about this title of refined a little closer these last few days.  The blog has made me look really deeply into what it all means.  Some of the definitions I have found on the web are…

  • (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; “she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship”; “refined people with refined …
  • freed from impurities by processing
  • polished: showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; “his polished manner”; “maintained an urbane tone in his letters”
  • elegant: suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
  • neat: free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; “a neat style”; “a neat set of rules”; “she hated to have her neat plans upset”
    wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • Showing or having good feelings or good taste; An absence of coarseness; Not vulgar; Without impurities
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/refined
  • Let me tell you firstly – this is not by any means a complete list 🙂 I have found it necessary to extract all references to sugar!!! 🙂  MMh sugar… drool.

    That left me with the understanding that a refined  person was someone that had been polished – that was freed from impurities by processing (interesting thought) – someone who was elegant and suggested taste, a good one at that!!  who also showed or had good feelings – one who was not vulgar and or displayed no impurities.  What a hard task these judges have.  To find someone that represents all those qualities in abundance and together will be a very special lady indeed.  The person worthy of that crown will be someone with high values, regard for others and regard for herself.  She will be someone that has really developed and evolved to be the best she could be and someone for all others to look up to.  A very high bar has been set.  A challenge, if you may, to see that one of us who will be that truly refined person. 

    In thinking about all these factors it is within us that we must look to see that we have attained or strived to attain these qualities.  That we will represent the title in not only a physical sense but that our whole beings will promote the ideals of what Miss Refined is all about. It is with this in mind I look forward my head held high my back straight to hope to be selected for such a role.

     

    From the refined?

    Keeley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~@

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