is in the eye of the beholder” this quote comes from the 3rd
century in Greece.
have added their views and varied this statement like Shakespeare,
Benjamin Franklin and Margaret Wolf Hungerfold to name a few.
To me it is an appreciation of people or objects; basically an attraction you have for it or them. It is something that you find appealing or special. We live in an age where there are those in advertising and marketing try to force an image on the public of what they perceive as beauty.
was not until a few famous actresses came forward to display their
bodies while in the third trimester of their pregnancies that a pregnant
woman’s body was considered appealing. For many years women draped themselves in clothing to try to
hide the fact they were carrying a child.
It of course was still obvious however it was felt that this was
not a beautiful time for a woman’s body.
you look at art you can find yourself engaged and drawn in by the
weathered and wrinkled face of a person, their life written on their
face. The same is true if
you stop to really look at the people around you, often what you might
just identify as a reason to accept the person is that you see the
beauty in them.
is not a certain body type, size or color it is that something special
that you see when you look at a person.
It could be their personality that makes them beautiful or the
sound of their voice that reaches your soul when they sing.
is everywhere but you need to appreciate it.
It could be the snow on the ground so fresh that no foot has
touched it with the sun making it sparkle like a million jewels.
could be the color of the sky showing you different shades of blue or
radiant pink, red and oranges. Sometimes you see the beauty in the smallest things, a
child’s honest, unpretentious laughter, a leaf that reflects the
changes of fall, the soothing repetition of the ocean waves.
is everywhere we only have to stop to enjoy it.
Cheryl C. Helynck