I found her beautiful....whenever my mother wore SARI for occasions and forbid me to come close (I was the youngest and naughtiest one)...hmm...it could ruined her dress.
Always only that time I strived hard to reached her ears just to tell her that how beautiful she is looking.
Now after all these years when I reconcile my behaviours.....I question was it love or was she a real beauty? (For my mum...I think it was both...)
How we define beauty ?
Is it looks....? Is it....good figure ?
If it is only the looks which makes anything beautiful than what about the flowers.....poems...songs...lyrics....places...how we going to define their beauty?
Isn't all the human/nature/world beauty lies in the way we see them? Or how strongly we love them?
The dictionary says beauty as "The quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is associated with such properties as harmony of form or color, excellence of artistry, truthfulness, and originality."
A pretty looking lady or good looking guy does not necessarily be beautiful.
Good looks are only skin-deep.
A good look may fade off like an attractive flower, which will wither sooner or later.
Nothing against good looks (believe me), but it is just one of the other million ingredients which make "Beauty."
A poem will be more beautiful if it has deeper meaning than just fancy words sans essence.
A human will be more beautiful if she/he has the right nature than just an attractive visage. Beauty comes from deep inside a person.
It is a reflection of ones character, their mind and thoughts.
Beauty lies in ones actions and deeds. Beauty is defined by ones kindness and their loving nature.
Real beauty is in being oneself and not in pretentiousness. Beauty is perennial.
There is one more way to look at beauty…
In the middle of the eighteenth century, the Scottish philosopher David Hume wrote:
'Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind, which contemplates them.'
Or think of the common saying" beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder".
The more you like a person from deep inside, the more beautiful you will find them.
Here is my deeper view…
I find everything beautiful around me....as I believed that ALLAH created all these things and since HE touched them.....they all are beautiful.
It is my love towards my MAKER which makes everything beautiful around me...hmmm....
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