I got to thinking more about the topic since this was posted. This afternoon while polishing furniture Joe Cocker's song came to mind. Check it out below.
A week ago I read a blog posted by bird. It was entitled Don't Tell Me. It is one of those pieces that makes a lot of sense when you first read it, and sits in the back of your mind working on you.
bird has a way with words. She is clear, concise, poetic, loving, strong, gentle, precise. Well, you read what she has to say and draw your own conclusions. One small caution, on occasion her writings are erotic.
The gist of this piece is the use of the word beauty. I had never thought of the term in the manner she describes. During the night, the thought came to me about beauty being in the eye of the beholder. There are people, things, occasions that are beautiful to me and others wonder when my train left the tracks. Nonetheless, the person/object/occasion bring joy, tears, admiration to my life. I am a better person for having perceived it/he/she, etc.
Beauty is a flaw and a blessing of being human. Beauty is a word that can and has been misused/abused/wasted by all of us. We probably should carefully weigh the times we use the word. If it is directed at a person, we can only wonder how it will be received. bird's suggestions about its use are something worth considering. Or not. In the meantime, should you want to add beauty to your life, you might consider this....
Serve with integrity, care about those you serve and share the love in your heart/soul.