Our good friend A.D. Cook sent us a video recently of one of his jam sessions involving music, art, and female beauty. We responded enthusiastically because we rarely see female beauty included in the 3 aesthetic talents: art, music, and beauty. This is probably because so few people see beauty as a talent. But we really have to wonder why, since the Olympics are starting this week and no one ever has any trouble seeing running and jumping as talents. No one would dare suggest that no medals be awarded to Olympic champions who were born with physical gifts or whose sport is open only to the very best. Yet we hear that complaint about beautiful women and modeling all the time. Yet top models work very hard at perfecting their talents just as top athletes or musicians do. Female beauty is just as popular in our society as music, and is certainly more relevent than gymnastics or water polo. Yet no one would ever suggest that sports take no real talent. This makes it clear to us that people who claim beauty is not a talent are simply people who hate beauty. The obvious give away is that they always want us to say average women - women who have neither been born beautiful nor attained it through effort - are "beautiful". But if ugly women who have made no special effort to be more attractive are entitled to the title of "beautiful" then certainly the women who are born beautiful are; even more so for the women who realize their beauty through dedicated hard work and practice. After all, we don't give medals to people for not competing in the Olympics, and we don't call people "athletic" who have no athletic ability. Neither then should we call average women with no intention of using their looks "beautiful". Karmen is one of those rare women who is both born beautiful and works it. In other words, she has a real talent for being beautiful. And we dare say that these photos, besides being beautiful, are somewhat musical and athletic. The 3 aesthetic talents always seem to go nicely together, don't they?