By the magic of my nostrils, anything that gives the fragrence which I want to capture”
I didn’t ask her how she came to that conclusion because to me, that answer was beautiful.
She might not have nailed it, but her explanation was something I couldn’t question. Beauty was her accepting the simplicity of the complex things in and around us. Beauty was that she noticed something no other person I know did. Beauty was that she found it magical.
I wish I was someone that could figure it out and give you scientific facts. But I can only talk about what I’ve observed.
When I look at Miranda Kerr, I think she is so cute. When I look at Meryl Streep, I think she is dynamic and utterly gorgeous. But when I look at Angelina Jolie, I think she is beautiful. There was a time when I hated her. But as I realized just how much she gives to the world, I began to love her.
There was an Indian celebrity that I used to love. I thought his talent was unbelievably amazing. His grace so utterly beautiful. A few years ago, his personal life took a hike. His behavior during that period was everything I stand against. From that day, every time I see him do what he does best, I see an asshole. I think to myself “Look at him, trying to cover up his act with grace. He can’t fix what he’s broken.”
I’ve noticed that our perception of a person or a thing changes when the story about them changes. I used to love Romeo and Juliet. It was the most beautiful love story on the planet and an incredible one too. Then I saw the movie Shakespeare in Love. The idea (which I highly doubt is true but is the story of the movie) that Romeo and Juliet was based on an affair that Shakespeare had, ruined the book for me. Ruined the love they shared. Whenever I pick up the book, I no longer feel like I’m reading a beautiful love story. I feel like I’m reading a scandal report of how a man cheated on his wife.
Our emotions define the beauty we see. When the girl we hate looks absolutely perfect, we don’t see beauty. We say “I cannot stand her and her perfection! It’s so fake.” But when the person we love looks like crap, we see a beauty we can’t define.
Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. It is in his heart. It is in his emotions. It is in his love.
Beauty is the book that makes his heart yearn. Beauty is the song that reminds him of happiness. Beauty is his family and a place he calls ‘home.’ Beauty is the girl he fell head over heels for. Beauty is his first pet. Beauty is the way his mother takes care of him. Beauty is the doll he’s had on his bed since he was two. Beauty is the unforgettable connection he had with the girl he met at a party weeks ago.
It might be painful. It might hurt you. But if you love it, you’ll find beauty in it. We can’t all love the same person, the same book or the same movie. There arises the difference in our ideas of beauty.
John Green had me falling in love with Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace. He had me falling in love with their stories. With their personalities. And no matter how much that book kills me, I will always love it and I will always think it was beautiful.
Because love doesn’t always come from a place of joy or pleasure. Sometimes love comes from pain and hurt.
And hence we call it Beautiful…
7 thoughts on “Beauty…”
Wow, I’m astounded! I can tell that this is such a beautiful post. I really like the way you think and you’re writing style is stunning, I love it! By the way, you’re right TFIOS is an incredible book. I can’t wait to read more on your blog 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
It is one of the best books I’ve read lately. I can’t wait for the movie. 😀
Thanks again 🙂
Beautiful post indeed. At first I thought you were going to agree with the idea that beauty is something that revolves around pleasure, but I was glad when you didn’t. My personal thought on beauty is that to determine the beauty of an action, you have to discern the motive behind the action. If the motive is laudable and good, and therefore beautiful, so the action will be….my personal thoughts 😀
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Thank you 🙂 That is actually very true.. When people have hidden agendas for any action they do, it’s no longer a good deed.. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me 😀 And I will 🙂
Haha you’re welcome! And thanks!!!
” beauty is in the eye of the beholder” science says, “beauty lies in symmetry” I say, in everything’s, there’s beauty:rustic roads, uneven edges, flaws and differently shaped