The expression of a well-made man appears not only in his face; It is in his limbs and joints also, it is curiously in the joints of his hips and wrists; It is in his walk, the carriage of his neck, the flex of his waist and knees-- dress does not hide him; The strong, sweet, supple quality he has strikes through cotton and flannel; To see him pass conveys as much as the best poem, perhaps more; You linger to see his back, and the back of his neck and shoulder-side.

Walt Whitman

This poem-snippet has been posted on my frigde for the past eight months because it expresses my physical ideal so well; both self-development and my appreciation of it.

Romana Machado