Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday LBC - Beauty

Like many things, definitions of beauty are firmly etched in water. In other words, our perception of beauty is fluid and subject to change but at its core each version contains what Wikipedia calls "perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction".

There's physical beauty and philosophical beauty. There's the beauty of an action or the beauty of the written word.

 Nelson Mandela, a hero to many

 My friends Dave and Pat

My first car 

Each of the above embody beauty in different ways - Mandela  of the infectious smile and the ability to change his country depite incredible personal hardship and sacrifice. My friends - simply becvause they are my friends and have been almost forever - at least our personal slices of forever.  And that MGA - come on - what a beauty.  (Wish I still fit in it)

Then there's the beauty of an idea - like the U.S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence  Simple, logical documents expressing the idea that freedom matters. Ideas that set a standard or an expectation for us to strive to achieve.

There's the beauty of a song -

The beauty of a sunset

The beauty of books and the ideas and stories therein - there for anyone to discover

Indeed there is much beauty in the world.  It's up to us to find it. The trick is to never stop looking for it.


  1. I agree. There is much beauty in the world and true friends are like sparkling diamonds.

  2. For someone like you, you don't have to look for it. Beauty will keep appearing all the time. It is like all things that like to be noticed and appreciated.

  3. The beauty of life surrounds us; we are saturated in the color, sound, and wonder of all we are blessed with in this world. Most especially loving friends and family.
    blessings ~ maxi