STRANGERS AND LOVERS: The blind wife and her make-up

STRANGERS AND LOVERS: The blind wife and her make-up

Dave is a make-up artist who regularly holds makeup artistry classes at an improvised three bedroom apartment in a posh estate in Lekki.

Usually, the majority of his students are middle-aged housewives who want to fine-tune their makeup skills. But this one time, he held a class that was attended by a man as well.

The new student was a gentleman in his best years; with a seemingly boundless interest in makeup artistry. He was keen to learn as much as he possibly could; and wouldn’t stop until he was satisfied with the result of his work.

Understandably, the man was the number one subject of conversation when the other women were alone. Speculations quickly started to spread. Was he perhaps a transvestite? Why else would he attend such a class?

The community college was placed in a conservative rural area, which is why the other participants were quite doubtful of the man’s intentions.

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Throughout the lessons, the man carefully listened; and he wrote everything down he learned. When the day and class were slowly coming to an end, the other attendees simply could not hide their curiosity any longer.

When they finally asked him why he was so interested in makeup artistry, he gave the most inspiring beautiful reply:

He said, “You know, my beloved wife partially lost her eyesight because of diabetes. She’s no longer able to apply her makeup. I think she’s absolutely beautiful, even more so without makeup. She knows this and I tell her every day. But the thing is this…she simply feels not comfortable leaving the home without make-up. She never went outside without wearing any make-up. Seeing the love of my life like this makes me really sad. So I decided to take this course to surprise her! I do not only want to learn how to apply her makeup; I want her to wear the most beautiful make-up so her inner beauty also shines on the outside.”

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Kingsley Alaribe is a Digital Marketer with 1stNews, and writes the weekly column, Strangers and Lovers. He is also a Data Scientist. Email: [email protected]

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