This question is posed here: “We’ve all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you agree? Is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?”
Everything in nature and everyone has significant beauty. It’s inherent, seen or unseen. Sadly, the receptors of that beauty – “the eyes of the beholder” (meaning the mental capacity for recognition and appreciation) – have been seriously damaged. That damage occurs in the environments of racism, elitism, ignorance, over-protectiveness, fear, and just plain stupidity.
We all need to reach a place where we can speak of the beauty instead of point out the flaws. Why? Because we’re all beautiful! We need to speak things like: “I love my extrovert wife…because I’m not,” “I love my daughter who fearlessly embraces the challenge of going to the toughest of places,” “I love my son-in-law who is African American,” “I love my granddaughter…and I’m proud of her mixed ethnicity,” “I love my incredibly artistic daughter…and her girlfriend,” “I love the prissy one…she’s the ‘surprise’ that keeps us laughing,” and “I love me…I’m a good man and I’m good to all those around me.”
It probably has some kind of connection with my last post that I wrote at 1:30 this morning (The Stew Pot), but I woke up this morning with this song playing in my head. I think it goes well in answering the question at hand.
True colors. We need to start showing off!
And…not just our own beauty, but the beauty of those around us.