I would like to talk about beauty. Not beauty in what would be called the conventional sense, as in a beautiful woman, but beauty in life.
Some of you are probably thinking, “what in life could be more beautiful than a stunningly gorgeous woman?”, and the answer is….NOTHING! But, there are some things that are so beautiful to me that I genuinely cant describe, with any sense of accuracy, how they make me feel.
One thing I find truly beautiful and humbling, is the vastness and possibility of space. I mean, just look at that picture and try not to be completely blown away. I’ve always been fascinated with space. I would gladly spend a night gazing at the stars, and I do when I get the chance to get out of the towns lights. Space is a thing of pure wonderment for me. The thought that while i’m looking up at the stars wondering if we’re really all alone in the universe, there could be someone or something light years away wondering the same thing blows my mind.
Something beautiful a little closer to home now, but still manages to retain the colour and wonder of space…..
The aurora-borealis. The northern lights. In my opinion, the most beautiful thing that you can see on this planet. I am not a person with many dreams, but one of the very few dreams I have is to see them first hand, and I truly hope I do. A wondorous cosmic light show. I believe, if I were to see them, it would have the most profound effect on my outlook on life, changing me as a person.
One of the most beautiful things I have ever heard is a piece of music by the composer Claude Debussy, titled “Claire de Lune”, which translates to “moonlight”. It’s the only piece of music I’ve ever heard that you can tell what its about just from hearing it. Not a single word encumbers the song and it’s all the more magical for it.
I’ll finish with the most simple, and one thats enchanting me even as I write this. Rain lashing off the window while I lay in bed has always relaxed me. I find it soothing and comforting that while outside the wind howls, I am comfortable, warm and relaxed in bed. Sometimes it’s the simple things…..
Oh, and the most beautiful thing of all, is seeing the beauty in something that no one else sees.