Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beauty



Merriam Webster's definition of Beauty-

1: the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit
2: a beautiful person or thing; especially : a beautiful woman
3: a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality
4: a brilliant, extreme, or egregious example or instance

When I think of the word beauty I think of good health by definition. Anything/anyone in good health is beautiful. It is colorful and lively and will provoke a smile to another person. It amazes me how something can go from beauty to ugly so quickly. When health fades confidence fades with it. What you thought you knew no longer is certain. Does beauty exist in the damaged or weak? Are we weak if we are not in good health?

Alas beauty is in the eye of the beholder, eh? Perception is an interesting take on view. We may look in the mirror to see a wilting flower while others may see a blooming rose. It's our choice what we want to perceive, right?

Does a tree fall if no one is around to hear it? Or is it a figment of your imagination?
Does pain actually exist if your pain receptors are off? Or is it an excuse to complain?

I'm pouring on the Miracle Grow trying not to wilt. Some days hurt worse than others.

2 comments:

Coachhrd said...

Some good thoughts to start a Wednesday!

ian said...

keep your head up lady. stick to the resistance training in the weight room and youll come back stronger than ever.

t minus 3 days until my ironman. good thing work is so busy so i have something else to take my mind off being nervous.