Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Since that saying is most definitely a truism, and we each see beauty differently whether it be music, film, art, nature, people, form or design, there seem to be some other truisms to that saying. We as a society hold in great esteem that which we collectively call beauty.

Sometimes the expression of delight on a child’s face as they discover something new and the absolute absorption can transfix the observer.  The completely innocent look in their eyes and face can hold you captive.

In art, some are drawn to purity of design, others the abstract. We delight in the incredible talent of the artist whether it is oil on canvas, or pencil drawings, or photography, it’s that moment of realization that the artist captured a pivotal moment that enraptured us.

The same can be said of music.  We delight in that which moves us emotionally.  Whether it be a form of release or the fact it can move us to great heights.  Depending on what you have been exposed to, that includes all forms of music from jazz to opera, from instrumental to  orchestral, from rock and roll to heavy metal to an incredible voice.

While music in particularl, speaks to an era, great music becomes timeless as does art, photography, or people and that which we collectively define as beauty.

My question is, how often are we able to look beyond that which we don’t consider “beauty” to see what is beyond?

What speaks to you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.


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