Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In the Eye of the Beholder


It takes time to grow a tree

Into a thing of beauty


Beauty is a rare blossom in youth

But blooms rampantly in the aged


It takes both sun and rain

Dark and light

To create beauty


Attractiveness is often mistaken for beauty


Beauty sleeps in a bud

Unfolding in life’s storms

Into a glorious bloom


Beauty is found, not only in the art

But the artist


Beauty has nothing to do with flawless skin

Or a six-pack


Beauty is the divine interpretation of life


Beauty is a century-old smile


To be able to see beauty in ruins

One needs to be beautiful


Janet~

5 comments:

  1. Janet, I like the distinction you made between 'attractiveness' and 'beauty.' SO very true.

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  2. So many truths... really enjoyed this one :)

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  3. This was wise and insightful. Thanks for posting it - Moskowitz

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  4. Than-you Buddah, for visiting and for your thoughts.

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