I thought of this because of the Lenten Season coming up...a time for reflection for some people around the world. I thought it would be fun to post answers, and YES- PICTURES!!!
Go for it...if you cannot decide between one and another, post an "A" and a "B">
Have fun, and inspire us with writing why these things are so beautiful to you.
Love you all,
Not for Beauty, but Happiness!!!
This is going to seem a bit weird ;), but this question made me think of watching television on the morning of September 11, 2001.
The news coverage was raw, on the ground, and unedited as the Twin Towers were burning, then falling. Reporters and camera men and women were running and diving for cover from the massive blasts of smoke, ash, and debris, right along with the general population. Watching it all happen live, it felt like the end of the world.
You can imagine, if you didn't see it as it unfolded, how emotional and frightening it all was. As people began to search for one another after the physical destruction had subsided, they would come up to the reporters on camera - all of us one family now - and plead for anyone who may have seen their loved ones to tell them where they were, or to let someone know that they themselves were still standing.
I watched people stagger down streets, covered in what looked like plaster dust, nursing wounds and leaning on one another for support. As they came near any given reporter, they would be asked Are you ok? What did you see? What happened to you?
After a few hours of this, I became aware of distinct similarities in the people the reporters were conducting these impromptu "interviews" with; they were all extremely beautiful people. I have always lived in southern California, exposed occasionally to movie and television in the making, so I'm used to seeing how the media puts only the most attractive people they can find in say, the first rows of a televised concert perhaps, or as in this case, they will grab the pretty people out of a crowd to talk to. It's just good business, good for ratings. Perfectly understandable practice, but I must say, I was disappointed to see this happening on this of all days, amongst these of all people. I mentioned it to my sister on the phone, and I remember shaking my head, and thinking what a shame. It just bothered me for a few minutes, then I dismissed it as something in human nature I didn't want to dwell on.
It was another few hours into the continuous, live coverage on that awful day before I saw the truth: The beautiful people were not being culled from the crowds for face time on camera; that would have been impossible. It was all totally out of the media's control. Anyone and everyone who staggered by was addressed. The perception of the people's eye watering, heart-wrenching beauty was all in me. My jaded, accustomed view of "The Beautiful People" in this life vs. "The Rest of Us" had quietly crumbled away without my knowing it was happening, and it has never returned. We are indeed all beautiful, even me.
So, strange as it may seem, September 11, 2001 showed me some the most beautiful people, places, and things I have ever seen. Including... Me. :)
isn't tht beautiful.., loving each other even more after crossing 90.
answered 12 Feb '13, 12:29
In mid-2012, I was about to go outside with the dogs, and noticed that someone had mentioned on Facebook that they had seen the aurora borelis while out walking. I thought, "Well that's crazy. It's warm outside for one thing, early in the night, and at our latitude? No way!". I had wanted to see this all of my life, and I am 53, so it had been a long wait. Still, did I dare to hope? I wasn't prepared for the beautiful sight. When I got outside, it was so gorgeous and looked so close that it took my breath away. Sadly, I didn't run inside for my camera, and instead I stood there awestruck, soaking in the moment. There were swirling curtains in the sky above, of dark green and the most beautiful fuschia pink, that I had ever seen. It was a very clear night and not late in the night...only about 9PM. By the time I went inside to get my husband, they had faded away to the north sky and soon were gone. I know I will remember that moment all the rest of my life.
answered 12 Feb '13, 19:09
the most beautiful thing i ever saw was myself. I was lead to that place by many twists and turns, many dead ends and vicious loops of delusion but eventually i found it and i was amazed, it was i, and it was amazing and indescribable.
answered 16 Feb '13, 01:29
Let there be light,Be the light that you can be,experience and enjoy.
answered 16 Feb '13, 12:33
"Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise,
Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,
Not utter'd by base sale of chapmens' tongues"
from Shakespeare 1588 'Love's Labours Lost'
In other words when in the "vortex" everything is beauty.
answered 21 Feb '13, 01:40
A wonderful hike with my youth group. and a great sunset in the local woods!
answered 22 Feb '13, 03:18
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