What is beauty? I would argue that beauty can be seen in the complexity of life. Even in our darkest hour we see humanity through tragedy. On good days, as well as bad, life is beautiful. We hear it in a long distance phone call to our parents. We feel it in the tight embrace from a loved one. We see it as we watch a child discover the world for the first time. Beauty is every where. It’s all around us, constantly surrounding us, just waiting to be explored. You can explore many beautiful places just by reading a book. You meet the characters and are swept away to a world that once only existed in the mind of another person. To me there isn’t anything quite like losing yourself in the pages of a novel, (reading or writing.)
It may sound weird but aging is the ultimate display of beauty. I cherish every fine line around my eyes because I count each birthday as a gift from God, allowing me to live another year in this beautiful world. Many people spend money on creams and treatments to break the spell of aging and yet they don’t realize what a blessing it is to grow old.
With every day I live, I get to experience something new. My husbandand I work tirelessly to make our dreams a reality. It’s challenging at times, we all long for the perfect work/life balance. I count it as a privilege to have him by my side as we experience the world together. Some day, I hope to have children. Maybe it’s the nostalgia taking over but it’s an experience I would like to have. Life is just a long lists of experiences that mold a person. With every laugh, as well as every tear, people are becoming who they will be, and that alone is beauty.