How Do You Define Beauty?


It is said that beauty is only skin deep with that I disagree as the skin is but the surface of the true beauty that lies within,be it math, man or a ripe melon.

There is a beauty in math, where creative minds daily find new pathways to unique and elegant solutions that are truly beautiful but are never seen on you tube.

There is a beauty in the right combination of words in the right place and at the right time that capture the imagination, motivate and soothe the soul, such words are rarely found in a world of 20 second sound bites.

There is beauty in hearing the truth but even more beauty in telling the truth when it hurts.

There is genuine beauty in the smile of a child who succeeds after being allowed to fail, a smile that is rarely present in a world where no child ever fails.

There is beauty to be found in disappointment following effort, disappointment after effort will eventually turn to comfort, while unearned disappointment will only lead to disaffection.

There is a beauty in old age that our society seems to have forgotten, those who accept their age and move on will always be happier in the long run than those who fight their age and will most certainly lose.

There is a beauty in animals who live their life minute to minute, day to day, without undue worry about tomorrow, their legacy and when their life will end.

There is a beauty in the knowledge that sacrifices for our children will be repaid by the sacrifices they themselves will make.

There is a beauty in an old printed picture that you can hold in your hand and next to your heart that the denizens of the digital age may never understand.

There is beauty in nature’s power and terrible quixotic nature that a TV weatherman will never capture with super Doppler radar.

There is beauty in a dog sitting on the side of a hill letting the breezes bring the world to them just as there is beauty in a cat sprawled in the sun on a window sill who could care less about the world.

There is a beauty in history that is only felt by those who walk appreciatively, carefully and thoughtfully on the same boards trod by those who came before them.

There is beauty in most people but most often that beauty does not ever appear on the pages of a slick magazine or TV show.

The Final Beauty
There is true beauty in reason and a reasonable understanding that “reason” will never answer every question.

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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