“The people wanted beauty and prettiness and all
So they stretched and they dressed and they made up
And put mirrors on every wall
‘Til they all went blind from eyestrain
From the thing they wanted most
Now everybody’s so isolated
A good-looking bunch of ghosts”
— “Rainmaker” by the Rainmakers
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Our good friends at Illustration Friday proposed the word “vanity” in November 2011.
Here is my entry from way back when.