„- Who is the most beautiful woman in the world?”- I heard it is the Holy Mother. -So she must be even more beautiful than all the princesses I know.”
When I look at my childhood from the perspective, I remember my childish view of the reality. As a person brought up in a family of traditional catholic roots I am finding seemingly ridiculous analogy between Barbie and the Holy Mother. Both: Barbie and the Holy Mother are globally recognizable. Barbie has a long history during which her appearance took on that of many famous women. However I am trying to find in her the most beautiful one. In many countries, as well as in Poland, the fact of making clothes and dressing up belong to inherent elements of the sacred rites involving veneration of the Holy Mother. Confiding secrets, strong bonds and this almost intimate relationship between a girl and her favorite doll may equal to a prayer. We are entering the world of Barbie when the concept of virginity is unknown. It is taken for granted that our dolls are immaculate despite having their own “babies”. Nowadays we strive after perfect beauty ideal which is sold to us since childhood. Despite this, however, we do not strive after internal beauty, we do not model ourselves after the Holy Mother although she could have become perfect teen idol.