What’s beautiful is in the eye of the editor

Beauty is captivating.  Beauty is compelling.

False beauty draws us slyly to its side.  All the while whispering empty promises.

“Buy this ______ (fill in the blank with your choice: car, lipstick, dress, watch….) and you’ll be like me.

True beauty reflects beauty back.  Welcomes us up onto the same pedestal.

The dictionary definition of beauty is oddly crass and stilted – “a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense”.

Take a second look.  Because we can all do with more true beauty in our lives.

What’s beautiful to you?  Why?


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2 Responses to “What’s beautiful is in the eye of the editor”

  1. sam crespi Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    For me compassion is beautiful. It’s filled with the promise of love, serenity and forgiveness.
    It draws me to its side, promising forgiveness and healing.
    A compassionate individual is a soulful individual
    Compassion invites love and nourishes creativity.
    It’s difficult to find another word, another feeling with such all encompassing beauty

  2. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Sam
    Your writing is beautiful and I simply adore the link you make between compassion and beauty. Even as the word rolls off one’s tongue it hints at its strength and uniqueness. Love your comment, love your writing.

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