In Summary
  • Beauty is attractive and just as most women are attracted to successful men, a man who has eyes on a beautiful girl can even pay with his life just to have her.
  • Marrying a beautiful face without a good heart and brains will be like buying a good LCD TV. All it can do is entertain visitors but aside from hiking your Yaka bill, it can never add value to your home.

Not all that glitters is gold and never judge a book by its cover are age-old adages that I am sure most of us have heard of. Like many will agree, inner beauty is hard to see since like the joke nowadays, we don’t move around with x-rays.

Beauty is attractive and just as most women are attracted to successful men, a man who has eyes on a beautiful girl can even pay with his life just to have her.

A beautiful face is like a trophy or a jewel to show off to your friends but a beautiful girl who can’t run a home is not worth that ring.

Marrying a beautiful face without a good heart and brains will be like buying a good LCD TV. All it can do is entertain visitors but aside from hiking your Yaka bill, it can never add value to your home.

When Polo asked us to organise a surprise birthday party for his new found girlfriend, we were all excited. Polo had finally got someone to call a girlfriend! We all knew this girl was special.

We did our ‘girl things’ and setup quite the party for her. When she arrived, she wasn’t that stunning. She was wearing a pink nurse uniform with her hair held up in a simple puff. The sneakers she wore and the backpack on her shoulder made people whisper in confusion.

Cynthia had beautiful eyes but truthfully she was far from the breathtaking princess we expected. After she shed a few tears of joy, she gave Polo the biggest bear hug, stood on her toes and whispered something which made him smile. Polo held her hand as he gave a speech of how he met Cynthia.

One fateful night, while Cynthia was on a night shift at a clinic in Nansana, Polo was attacked by thugs as he drove back to Kampala from Kakiri.

They beat him and left him for dead. Luckily, he was rushed to the clinic by good Samaritans and Cynthia took care of him. He spent a number of days in that clinic but it turned out that his worst nightmare was actually a blessing in disguise. Polo met this kind and caring nurse and he couldn’t miss the opportunity of dating her.

Meanwhile, Polo’s beautiful now ex-girlfriend was called in after they had admitted him but since she couldn’t get the directions right, she never showed up.

Polo was nursing wounds and a heartbreak but like they say, all things work out for good. From the days Polo spent under Cynthia’s care, he was able to see beyond her ordinary face and the pink uniform.

“At her age, Cynthia can handle children, youth and even adults, she is good with everyone. I am sure she will take good care of my children and I won’t be alone on my deathbed,” Polo said.

We always thought Polo was unlucky with love, he had dated the most beautiful girls but all the time he was looking at the face and not the heart.

By the time they were through with cutting the cake, everyone was glad Polo had met Cynthia. You know beauty fades, but a beautiful soul lasts a lifetime.

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